Tomáš Bat’a (1876 – 1932)

The fortunes of the company founded by Tomáš Bat’a reflect the political upheavals that beset ...

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Lieven Bauwens (1769 – 1822)

Lieven Bauwens was an entrepreneur and industrial spy who spread new cotton manufacturing ...

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Friedrich Bayer (1825 – 80)

Friedrich Bayer was the son of a silk worker, a member of a family established in the textile ...

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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 ...

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Peter Behrens (1868 – 1940)

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

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Melitta Bentz (1873 – 1950)

The Melitta coffee filter still used today takes its name from the German housewife-entrepreneur ...

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Karl Friedrich Benz (1844 – 1929)

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

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Louis Bergeron (1929 – 2014)

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

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Annie Besant (1847 – 1933)

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

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