James Brindley (1716 – 72)

James Brindley was the leading British canal engineer in the early part of the Industrial ...

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Johann Gottfried Brügelmann (1750 – 1802)

Johann Gottfried Brügelmann brought the idea of the cotton factory from England to mainland Europe. ...

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 59)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the most imaginative figure in the heroic age of British civil ...

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Éttorre Bugatti (1881 – 1947)

Éttorre Bugatti is best known as the builder of some of Europe’s most prestigious performance cars, ...

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Reinhold Burger (1866 – 1954)

Reinhold Burger was born in the glassmaking community at Baruth, south of Berlin, and through his ...

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Edmond Cartwright (1742 – 1823)

The Church of England clergyman, poet and inventor Edmond Cartwright started a revolution in the ...

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Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971)

The career of Coco Chanel exemplifies the power of brands in twentieth-century industry and the ...

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Yefim (1774 - 1842) & Miron Yefimvich Cherapanow (1803 – 1849)

Yefim Cherapanov (1774-1842) and his son Miron Yefimovich Cherapanov (1803-49) lived in the ...

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André Citroën (1878 – 1935)

Paris, for many decades in the twentieth century, was one of Europe’s principal motor car ...

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