Jacob Muschong (1868–1923)

Jacob (or Iacob) Muschong was a highly successful manufacturer of bricks and tiles who became one of the richest people in Romania. He ...

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Georges Nagelmackers (1845–1905)

Georges Nagelmackers established an international company that came to symbolise luxury travel by rail. He was born in Liège to a wealthy ...

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James Nasmyth (1808–90)

James Nasmyth was an innovative engineer and a successful entrepreneur, whose writings about his early career are a valuable source of ...

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Henri (Heinrich) Nestlé (1814–90)

Henri Nestle was born in 1814 in Frankfurt-am-Main, then a free city, was apprenticed as a pharmacist, and practised his profession after ...

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Thomas Newcomen (1663–1729)

Thomas Newcomen, an ironmonger from the port of Dartmouth in Devon, became aware of the difficulties of draining tin and copper mines in ...

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Marie Nisser (1937–2011)

Marie Nisser was an art historian who came to be fascinated by the industrial heritage and greatly influenced its development not only in ...

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Alfred Berhard Nobel (1833–96)

Born in Sweden, the Alfred Nobel spent moved to Russia in 1842, where his father was employed in a mechanical engineering workshop in St ...

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Ludwig (1831 - 88) & Robert Nobel (1829–96)

The member of the Nobel family most remembered today is Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel prizes. However, his ...

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Rudolf August Oetker (1916–2007)

Companies making food additives, for use in the home or in large-scale manufacturing, prospered in most economically advanced European ...

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Robert Owen (1771–1858)

Robert Owen was one of the most influential figures of the Industrial Revolution, a successful and philanthropic factory owner, a pioneer ...

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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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