Thomas Parker (1843–1915)

A pioneer of the British electrical industry, Thomas Parker was described by Lord Kelvin as the "Edison of Europe". He was ahead of his ...

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Sir Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931)

He was born in London of a family whose roots were at Birr in Ireland. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated in the ...

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Alan Pegler (1920–2012)

Alan Pegler was one of the pioneers of the heritage railway movement in the United Kingdom, which influenced the preservation of historic ...

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Sir John Pender (1816–1896)

Sir John Pender was a pioneer of telegraphic communications whose work transformed the nature of the British Empire and of international ...

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Armand Peugeot (1849–1915)

Armand Peugeot was one of the founders of the French motor car manufacturing industry. He was born at Herimoncourt in eastern France to a ...

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Gerard Philips (1858–1942)

Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips was an entrepreneur whose company produced on a large scale some of the consumer goods that characterised ...

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Frank Pick (1878–1941)

Frank Pick was the manager who created what was probably Europe`s best urban passenger transport network of the first half of the 20th ...

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Giovanni Battista Pirelli (1848–1942)

The name Pirelli is familiar across Europe, wherever motor cars are driven, and particularly where they are raced or tested in rallies. ...

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Chistopher Polhem (1661–1751)

Christopher Polhem was a polymath whose understanding of the natural world was based on experience gained in many other countries, and who ...

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Ferdinand Porsche (1875–1951)

Ferdinand Porsche was one of the outstanding automobile engineers of the 20th century and was principally responsible for the design of ...

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Dorothée Pullinger (1894–1986)

Dorothée Pullinger was a British business leader in the automobile and laundry industries. She asserted the rights of women in engineering ...

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Emil Rathenau (1838–1915)

Emil Rathenau was the founder of one of the most influential German companies of the first half of the 20th century and the patron of the ...

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Reden (1752–1815)

Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Reden was one of the most influential figures in the development of industry in Upper Silesia. He was the ...

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Petrus Regout (1801–79)

Regout was called the ‘pottery king’ of the Netherlands. He established a powerful family business at Maastricht producing ceramics and ...

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Louis Renault (1877–1944)

Louis Renault, like Armand Peugeot and André Citroën established a motor car manufacturing company that was influential not only in France ...

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Sir Harry Ricardo (1885–1974)

Henry Ricardo made many innovations in mechanical engineering that had implications throughout Europe, and pioneered the role of the ...

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