Guetschlique (1793-1873) and Samson Godchaux (1811–87)

The Godchaux brothers established the earliest woollen factories in Luxembourg, from the 1830s onwards. Guetschlique (or Quetschlik) ...

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Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin (1817–88)

Jean-Baptiste Godin was a successful entrepreneur whose name is familiar to every Frenchman as a manufacture of cast-iron stoves and ...

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Karl Godulla (1781–1848)

In the early nineteenth century Karl Godulla (or Karolus Godula) was a pioneer of the industrial revolution in Silesia - then in Prussia ...

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Ernö Goldfinger (1902–87)

Erno Goldfinger was one of the pioneers of the modern movement in architect. His career spanned several countries, and he profoundly ...

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Karl Gölsdorf (1861–1916)

Karl Gölsdorf was an outstanding locomotive engineer, and the son of a locomotive engineer, Louis Adolf Golsdorf (1837-1911), a Viennese ...

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Göran Fredrik Göransson (1819–1900)

Göran Fredrik Göransson was one of Europe’s first industrialists who had a truly international perspective on industry, technology and ...

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Ernest Goüin (1815–85)

Ernest Goüin was one of the civil and mechanical engineers in France responsible for great infrastructure projects. He created the ...

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Knud Graah (1817–1909)

Born and educated in Denmark, Knud Graah developed cotton mills in the Norwegian capital in the mid-nineteenth century and ran them and ...

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Eusebi Güell (1846–1918)

Eusebi Guell was a Catalan textile entrepreneur, best known as a patron of the architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) and as the creator of a ...

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Juan Güell y Ferrer (1800–72)

Juan Güell was one of the most important industrialists in nineteenth-century Spain. He developed a diversity of industrial enterprises, ...

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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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