STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE: BIOGRAPHIES

History is always made by people. This, of course, equally holds true for the age of the Industrial Revolution.
For this reason ERIH does not confine itself to simply presenting inventions and factories, but also inventors and architects of both sexes. We want to tell stories about the Industrial Revolution because it is so near to us. Near, because it has shaped our lives more than any other age in history. Not only that; our memories are still fresh and, for this reason, the stories are so exciting and authentic.
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Following we present more than 200 biographies of selected personalities who influenced Europe's industrial history.

Henry Bessemer (1813 – 98)

The ‘Bessemer converter’ was one of the most important technological innovations of the nineteenth ...

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Carl Friedrich (Charles Frederick) Beyer (1813 – 76)

Carl Friedrich Beyer was the son of a weaver from Plauen in Saxony, and studied at the polytechnic ...

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Charles Bianconi (1786 – 1875)

Charles (Carlo) Bianconi was an Italian who transformed passenger transport in Ireland in the ...

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August Borsig (1804 – 54)

(Johann Friedrich) August Borsig was the founder of one of Germany`s principal engineering ...

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Robert Bosch (1861 – 1942)

Robert Bosch is best-known in the history of technology for his role in the development of the spark ...

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George Bradshaw (1801 – 53)

George Bradshaw, cartographer, printer, engraver and publisher publicised the concept of travelling ...

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Thomas Brassey (1805 – 70)

Thomas Brassey was the first civil engineering contractor to work on a European, or rather on a ...

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Wernher von Braun (1912 – 77)

Wernher von Braun was one of the outstanding pioneers of rocket propulsion of the 20th century, and ...

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Vincenzo Stefano Breda (1825 – 1903)

Breda was among the most important engineers and entrepreneurs of nineteenth-century Italy. He was ...

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