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 20tth 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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