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.

Bernd Becher (1931 - 2007) & Hilla Becher (1934 – 2015)

The photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher (née Wobeser) transformed the ways in which we all view the ...


Peter Behrens (1868 – 1940)

Peter Behrens was one of the most creative architects of the twentieth century, and designed many ...


Karl Friedrich Benz (1844 – 1929)

Karl Benz designed and built the fist practical motorcar to be powered by an internal combustion. He ...


Louis Bergeron (1929 – 2014)

Louis Bergeron was a distinguished French scholar who did much to establish the value of the study ...


Annie Besant (1847 – 1933)

Annie Besant (nee Wood) led a long, varied and eventful life, and for a few years played a crucial ...


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 ...


Charles Bianconi (1786 – 1875)

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


August Borsig (1804 – 54)

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


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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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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