John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921)

When he tried to improve his son’s tricycle in 1887, John Boyd Dunlop invented a product that is still in use on billions of vehicles and ...

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Francis Egerton (1736–1803)

The achievements of the third Duke of Bridgewater were summarised in 1805 by Thomas Telford who called him "the model and root of the ...

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832–1923)

The French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel developed an international practice particularly for large wrought-iron and steel structures. He ...

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Friedrich Engelhorn (1821–1902)

The multinational chemical company BASF was founded by Friedrich Engelhorn in 1865 in what is now southern Germany. It became the largest ...

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Friedrich Engels (1820–95)

Friedrich Engels wrote one of the classic critiques of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution in England, devoted much of his life ...

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Christine Englerth (1767–1838)

Christine Englerth was a businesswoman who developed coal mines in the early nineteenth century in the Rhineland, on the border of Germany ...

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Nils Ericson (1802–70)

Nils Ericson was one of the leading engineers of canals and railways in Sweden. He was born in 1802 in the mining region of Långban in ...

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Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846–1926)

The telecommunications company Ericsson is world famous today. It was founded in 1876 by the inventor and entrepreneur Lars Magnus ...

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Alfred Escher (1819–82)

By combing a political career with business, Alfred Escher had a formative influence on the economic development of his homeland, ...

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Hans Caspar Escher (1775–1859)

The Swiss industrialist and architect Hans Caspar Escher was a key figure in the development of textile manufacturing and machine-making ...

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Evans Evans (1765–1844)

In the early nineteenth century, Evan Evans was responsible for transferring the technologies of cotton spinning from Britain to the state ...

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Sam Eyde (1866–1940)

Eyde was a civil engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered hydroelectric power and its industrial uses in Norway. With Kristian Birkeland he ...

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James Finlayson (1772–1852)

James Finlayson was a Scotsman who played a large part in establishing the textile industry in Tampere, the principal industrial city in ...

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Karl Flanner (1920–2013)

The slave labour systems imposed by Nazi and Communist governments before, during and after the Second World War are commemorated in ...

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Henrich Focke (1890–1979)

Henrich Focke was a German aviation engineer who co-founded the Focke-Wulf company and produced the first commercially practical ...

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Anthony Herman Focker (1890–1939)

Anthony Fokker was one of the principal pioneers in Europe of the manufacture of aircraft. He was one of the first to make extensive use ...

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