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.

Following we present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.

Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (1725 – 1802)

Friedrich Anton von Heynitz was acknowledged in his lifetime as the greatest expert in Germany on ...


Franciscus Quirien den Hollander (1893 – 1982)

Franciscus Quirien den Hollander was a railway manager, notable in the Netherlands as the man who ...


Archibald Hood (1823 – 1902)

Archibald Hood was one of the mining engineers who transformed the coal industry in Europe in the ...


Kenneth Hudson (1916 – 99)

Kenneth Hudson was one of the pioneers of the study of industrial heritage, not only in his native ...


John James Hughes (1814 – 89)

John Hughes was a Welshman who gave his name to one of Europe’s largest heavy industrial complexes. ...


Peter Jebsen (1824 – 92)

Peter Jebsen was born at Broager in the Duchy of Schleswig in present-day Denmark, but after gaining ...


Alojzy [George] Juhlke (1925)

Alojzy Juhlke was one of many millions of East Europeans whose lives were changed utterly by the ...


Alexander Keiller (1804 – 74)

Alexander Keiller was born in Dundee, Scotland, to the family who successfully established the ...


Alfred Krupp (1812 – 87)

The records of the Krupp family in the Rhineland date from 1587, and by the early 19th century their ...


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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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