Abraham Darby ()

The Darby dynasty were important figures in the British iron industry for nearly two centuries, and ...

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William Dargan (1799 – 1867)

The civil engineer William Dargon is rightly regarded as the ‘father of Irish railways’. He was born ...

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Adolf Dassler (1900 – 78)

Leisure pursuits, links with sporting stars and the cult of celebrity and powerful brand names are ...

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Zino Davidoff (1906 – 94)

Zino Davidoff established himself as one of Europe’s principal suppliers of cigars, and his name ...

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Sir Humphry Davy (1778 – 1829)

Humphry Davy was a distinguished scientist who changed coalmining with his design for a safety lamp. ...

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Paul Camille von Denis (1795 – 1872)

Paul Camille Denis was a Franco-German engineer who pioneered railway building in Germany. He ...

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Rudolf Diesel (1858 – 1913)

In the course of the 20th century the diesel engine became the principal means of propelling ...

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Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck (1830 – 1916)

Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck became one of the richest men of his time and from 1901 held the ...

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Georges Dufaud (1777 – 1852)

Georges Dufaud, born in Beaumont-la-Ferriere (Nièvre), discovered the activity in the La Chaussade ...

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