Giovanni Sacchi (1913–98)

Giovanni Sacchi was a maker of wooden models whose work had a profound influence on the design of consumer goods in the second half of the ...

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Anghel Saligny (1854–1925)

Anghel Saligny was one of the most distinguished civil engineers in Europe in the late nineteenth century and is particularly celebrated ...

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Sir Titus Salt (1803–1876)

Sir Titus Salt was one of the most eminent entrepreneurs in Victorian Britain, and left a lasting legacy of buildings. He was born at ...

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Sir Bernhard Samuelson (1820–1905)

Bernhard Samuelson promoted the international diffusion of technology in the iron and steel and mechanical engineering industries, and ...

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Johanna von Schaffgotsch (1842–1910)

Johanna von Schaffgotsch managed and expanded a vast industrial empire in Silesia and became one of the wealthiest women in Europe. Born ...

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Karl Wilhelm Scheibler (1820–1881)

Karl (or Karol) Scheibler learned about the mechanised textile industries in several parts of Europe and took his knowledge to Łodz in ...

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Joseph-Eugene Schneider (1805–75)

Joseph-Eugene Schneider (1803-75) and his brother Adolphe (1802-48), whose origins were at Bazeilles near Sedan in Lorraine, gained ...

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Marc Séguin (1786–1875)

The engineer and entrepreneur Marc Séguin made important contributions to the industrial development of France, especially in the 1820s ...

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Gösta Michael Serlachius (1876–1942)

Gösta Serlachius was one of the leading Finnish entrepreneurs of the first half of the 20th century, an important figure in politics and ...

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Werner von Siemens (1816–92)

Siemens was the imaginative founder of an electrical company that came to be the largest in Germany, and that from its beginnings was an ...

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Carl Wilhelm (Sir Charles William) von Siemens (1823–83)

Carl Wilhelm Siemens invented many industrial processes and held some 113 patents. He was also a successful entrepreneur who spent most of ...

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Emil Škoda (1839–1900)

Emil Skoda was one of the engineers who laid the foundations for the prosperity of heavy industry in the Czech lands in the early ...

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Ernest Solvay (1838–1922)

Ernest Solvay’s innovations transformed the chemical industry throughout Europe, and were the starting point for a company involved in a ...

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Margarete Steiff (1847–1909)

The life of Margarete Steiff is an heroic story of triumph over handicaps. It is also a significant part of the industrial history of ...

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Piotr Steinkeller (1799–1854)

Steinkeller was a businessman and industrialist in many fields. Like his contemporary in Silesia, Karl Godulla, he was known as ‘king of ...

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George Stephenson (1781–1848)

George Stephenson is often called the father of the modern railway. As a civil engineer of railway routes and a mechanical engineer of ...

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