John Holker (1719–86)

John Holker is an early example of the significance of political refugees in the transfer industrial expertise between countries. He left ...

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Franciscus Quirien den Hollander (1893–1982)

Franciscus Quirien den Hollander was a railway manager, notable in the Netherlands as the man who directed the re-building of the railway ...

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Archibald Hood (1823–1902)

Archibald Hood was one of the mining engineers who transformed the coal industry in Europe in the course of the 19th century. He was born ...

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Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850–1928)

Ebenezer Howard was a major figure in the history of town planning, recognised internationally for inspiring the ‘garden city’ movement.  ...

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Kenneth Hudson (1916–99)

Kenneth Hudson was one of the pioneers of the study of industrial heritage, not only in his native England but across most of Europe. He ...

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John James Hughes (1814–89)

John Hughes was a Welshman who gave his name to one of Europe’s largest heavy industrial complexes. He was born at Merthyr Tydfil where ...

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Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752–1834)

The Jacquard loom was an invention from the beginning of the nineteenth century that came to be known world-wide. By using punched cards ...

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Peter Jebsen (1824–92)

Peter Jebsen was born at Broager in the Duchy of Schleswig in present-day Denmark, but after gaining experience in several countries ...

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Alojzy [George] Juhlke (1925)

Alojzy Juhlke was one of many millions of East Europeans whose lives were changed utterly by the Second World War. He was born at Tuchola ...

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John Kay (1704–80)

The brilliant inventor John Kay was one of the most significant figures of the early Industrial Revolution. His invention of the flying ...

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Alexander Keiller (1804–74)

Alexander Keiller was born in Dundee, Scotland, to the family who successfully established the Keiller brand of marmalade, but he achieved ...

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Ludwig Knoop (1821–94)

Ludwig Knoop was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in nineteenth-century Europe. He worked in several countries but especially in ...

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Alfred Krupp (1812–87)

The records of the Krupp family in the Rhineland date from 1587, and by the early 19th century their possessions included a forge in Essen ...

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Paul La Cour (1846–1908)

Paul La Cour was a pioneer in the application of wind-power, a sphere in which Denmark has led Europe in the twentieth- and twenty-first ...

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Heinrich Lanz (1838–1905)

The German engineering manufacturer Heinrich Lanz created under his own name a brand of agricultural machinery and steam engines that ...

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Carl Gustaf Patrick de Laval (1845–1913)

Laval was a Swedish engineer whose innovations profoundly influenced the growth of the dairy industry and the development of steam ...

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