Yefim (1774 - 1842) & Miron Yefimvich Cherapanow (1803–1849)

Yefim Cherapanov (1774-1842) and his son Miron Yefimovich Cherapanov (1803-49) lived in the ironworking city of Nizhny Tagil in the Urals ...

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André Citroën (1878–1935)

Paris, for many decades in the twentieth century, was one of Europe’s principal motor car manufacturing centres, and on a 19 ha site at ...

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John Cockerill (1790–1840)

John Cockerill was the archetype of those British engineers who took the technologies of the Industrial Revolution to continental Europe ...

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Thomas Cook (1808–92)

Thomas Cook was one of several entrepreneurs who in the mid-nineteenth century popularised railway travel throughout Europe through ...

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Henry Cort (c.1741–1800)

In 1784, Henry Cort invented one of the most important iron-making processes of the Industrial Revolution. This was a new method of ...

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Theodor von Cramer-Klett (1817–84)

Theodor von Cramer-Klett (born Theodor Cramer) was born in Vienna and initially worked in his father’s soap business in that city. Later ...

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Thomas Russell Crampton (1816–88)

Thomas Russell Crampton is best-known as the designer of a distinctive type of steam locomotive that was more popular in continental ...

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Silvio Benigno Crespi (1868–1944)

Silvio Benigno Crespi was principally responsible for the building of Crespi d’Adda the most spectacular industrial community in Italy. ...

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Johann Baptist Czjzek Edler von Smidaich (1841–1925)

Johann Baptist Čžjžek Edler von Smidaich was one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Habsburg Empire with interests in several major ...

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Gottlieb Daimler (1834–1900)

Gottlieb Daimler was one of the outstanding pioneers of the motor industry. Born at Schorndorf, Wurtemburg, he studied at the Polytechnic ...

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Abraham Darby ()

The Darby dynasty were important figures in the British iron industry for nearly two centuries, and were responsible for innovations that ...

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Abiah Darby (1716–94)

Abiah Darby (nee Maude, other married name Sinclair) was the wife of Abraham Darby II (1711-63) of Coalbrookdale, the ironmaster who, in ...

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William Dargan (1799–1867)

The civil engineer William Dargon is rightly regarded as the ‘father of Irish railways’. He was born in Co Laoise (then Queen’s County), ...

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Adolf Dassler (1900–78)

Leisure pursuits, links with sporting stars and the cult of celebrity and powerful brand names are characteristics of some twenty-first ...

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Zino Davidoff (1906–94)

Zino Davidoff established himself as one of Europe’s principal suppliers of cigars, and his name remains one of the most powerful brands ...

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Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829)

Humphry Davy was a distinguished scientist who changed coalmining with his design for a safety lamp. As a scientist he was a pioneer of ...

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