Arthur Guinness (1725–1803)

Arthur Guinness was descended from several families of tenant farmers in Co Dublin and Co Kildare. In 1752 he inherited £100 from his ...

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Joseph Gutteridge (1816–99)

Joseph Gutteridge represents the tradition of educational self-help displayed by working men throughout Europe during the nineteenth ...

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Adolf Guyer-Zeller (1839–1899)

Adolf Guyer-Zeller was the son of Johann Rudolf Guyer (1803-76), one of the leading textile entrepreneurs in the Zürcher Oberland, who ...

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Sir Robert Abbott Hadfield (1858–1940)

Sir Robert Hadfield was one of the most influential figures in the European steel industry in the twentieth century. He was born in ...

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James Hargreaves (1721–78)

James Hargreaves was a weaver from Lancashire in north-west England, who invented the ‘spinning jenny’, which was the earliest of a ...

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Richard Hartmann (1809–78)

Richard Hartmann was one of the leading figures in the engineering industry that flourished in Saxony from the mid-nineteenth century. He ...

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Caroline Haslett (1895–1957)

From humble origins Caroline Haslett became a powerful advocate for the benefits that electricity could bring to people’s everyday lives, ...

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Victor Hasselblad (1906–1978)

The Hasselblad company pioneered new technology in photography in the twentieth century. Its origins throw interesting light on the ...

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John Haswell (1812–97)

John Haswell was one of several nineteenth-century Scotsmen who established large scale industries in continental Europe. He was born in ...

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Sir John Hawkshaw (1811–91)

Sir John Hawkshaw was one of a generation of British civil engineers whose expertise contributed to the development of railways and ports ...

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Artur Hazelius (1833–1901)

Artur Hazelius founded the open air museum called Skansen at Stockholm, which has given its name to collections of buildings that have ...

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Alfred Henry Heineken (1923–2002)

Alfred Heineken transformed his family’s brewing business in the second half of the 20th century into a global concern, while maintaining ...

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Friedrich Karl Henkel (1848–1920)

Domestic cleaning products are some of the least romantic products of twentieth- and twenty-first-century industry, and their historical ...

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Sophie Henschel (1841–1915)

Sophie Henschel led the Henschel engineering company, which built railway locomotives and other mechanical equipment, from 1894 to 1912. ...

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George Herbert (1814–1902)

The memoirs of George Herbert portray with unusual clarity the way of life of an urban craftsman, who happened to be English, but who ...

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Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (1725–1802)

Friedrich Anton von Heynitz was acknowledged in his lifetime as the greatest expert in Germany on mining, metallurgy, salt workings and ...

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