Louis Le Chatelier (1815–73)

Henri Louis Le Chatelier was a French scientist, engineer and administrator who promoted economic development and solved technical ...

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William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925)

W H Lever was a successful soap manufacturer who founded the model industrial village of Port Sunlight, one of the most significant of its ...

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William Lindley (1808–1900)

William Lindley was an engineer and urban planner who spread main sewer design on modern principles across Europe. He was born and died in ...

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Fredrik (1875 - 1964) & Birger Ljungström (1872–1948)

The Ljungström brothers of Sweden were internationally recognised inventors and designers in mechanical engineering and materials science. ...

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John Lombe (1693–1722)

The brothers Thomas Lombe and John Lombe together revolutionised the spinning of silk in England by building a water-powered factory. It ...

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Henryk Lubieński (1793–1883)

In the early industrialisation of Poland, Henryk Łubieński was a central figure. He was behind the creation of many diverse industrial ...

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Jan Jósef Ignacy Lukasiewicz (1822–82)

Jan Jósef Ignacy Łukasiewicz was one of the outstanding pioneers of the oil industry in Europe, the inventor of the kerosene lamp, and ...

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Joseph Anton von Maffei (1790–1870)

Joseph Anton von Maffei was one of the outstanding Germany engineering entrepreneurs of the nineteenth century. He was born in Munich, the ...

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Julius Maggi (1846–1912)

Today there are many multinational companies in the food industry. One of the entrepreneurs who pioneered production and branding across ...

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Nicolae Malaxa (1884–1965)

In the late 1930s, Nicolae Malaxa was probably the richest man in Romania. He had built up a huge industrial empire in steel manufacturing ...

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Aaron Manby (1776–1850)

Aaron Manby was a British ironmaster and engineer who introduced the manufacture of steam-engines to France. He was responsible for ...

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Reinhard Mannesmann (1856–1922)

Reinhard Mannesmann was a member of a family with deep roots in the iron-working traditions of the Bergisches Land, who made a series of ...

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Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937)

Marconi was both an inventor and an entrepreneur, the pioneer of radio in Europe. He was born in Bologna to an Italian father and an Irish ...

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Jacob Cornelis van Marken (1845–1906)

Jacob van Marken was a pioneer in the move towards the factory production of food that took place throughout Europe in the late 19th ...

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Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–83)

Karl Marx’s thinking has profoundly influenced our understanding of the process of industrialisation in Europe. The implications of the ...

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Henry Maudslay (1771–1831)

Henry Maudslay made rhw machine tools that made possible the widespread percolation of engineering skills during the Industrial ...

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