Karl Auer von Welsbach (1858 – 1929)

Carl Auer von Welsbach, also known as Carl Auer, was a distinguished industrial chemist. He was born ...

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Joseph Ritter von Baader (1763 – 1835)

Joseph Ritter von Baader was the son of a physician in Munich, who initially studied medicine but ...

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Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker (1801 – 55)

Karl Baedeker and his successors initiated a brand, which 160 years after his death remains ...

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Leo Baekeland (1863 – 1944)

Leo Baekeland was a Belgian chemist whose researches did much to shape the material culture of the ...

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John Baildon (1772 – 1846)

The Scotsman John Baildon was one of the pioneers of industrial development in Upper Silesia, now in ...

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Carl Franz Bally (1821 – 99)

Carl Franz Bally was one of Europe’s leading shoe manufacturers in the 19th century and established ...

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Samuel Bamford (1788 – 1872)

Samuel Bamford’s autobiographical writings provide a detailed and moving account of the way of life ...

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Tomáš Bat’a (1876 – 1932)

The fortunes of the company founded by Tomáš Bat’a reflect the political upheavals that beset ...

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Friedrich Bayer (1825 – 80)

Friedrich Bayer was the son of a silk worker, a member of a family established in the textile ...

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