William Richards (1756–1831)

Steam power was one of the critical innovations of the industrial revolution, allowing mechanical power to be concentrated wherever it was ...

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Charlotta Richardy (1751–1831)

At a time when Swedish society gave little freedom to women, Charlotta Richardy fought for her independence and became a successful ...

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Ludwig August Riedinger (1809–79)

Ludwig August Riedinger achieved distinction in mechanical engineering and played a large part in the development of the textile industry ...

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Nicholas-Louis Robert (1761–1828)

The French inventor Nicholas-Louis Robert created the first continuous paper machine to begin the industrialisation of paper ...

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Henry Roberts (1803–76)

Henry Roberts was an English architect whose designs influenced the provision of social housing throughout Europe, and whose ideas were ...

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Hermann Röchling (1872–1955)

Hermann Röchling was a German steel manufacturer who, over decades, polarized the German-French relations and continued to be a ...

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Alessandro Rossi (1821–98)

Alessandro Rossi was born in Schio, a citizen of the Habsburg Empire, which, until the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, ruled the region ...

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Seebohm Rowntree (1871–1954)

Seebohm Rowntree was one of the most influential figures in social thinking in 20th century Europe. He was born in York, the son of the ...

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Giovanni Sacchi (1913–98)

Giovanni Sacchi was a maker of wooden models whose work had a profound influence on the design of consumer goods in the second half of the ...

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Anghel Saligny (1854–1925)

Anghel Saligny was one of the most distinguished civil engineers in Europe in the late nineteenth century and is particularly celebrated ...

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Sir Titus Salt (1803–1876)

Sir Titus Salt was one of the most eminent entrepreneurs in Victorian Britain, and left a lasting legacy of buildings. He was born at ...

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Sir Bernhard Samuelson (1820–1905)

Bernhard Samuelson promoted the international diffusion of technology in the iron and steel and mechanical engineering industries, and ...

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Johanna von Schaffgotsch (1842–1910)

Johanna von Schaffgotsch managed and expanded a vast industrial empire in Silesia and became one of the wealthiest women in Europe. Born ...

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Karl Wilhelm Scheibler (1820–1881)

Karl (or Karol) Scheibler learned about the mechanised textile industries in several parts of Europe and took his knowledge to Łodz in ...

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Joseph-Eugene Schneider (1805–75)

Joseph-Eugene Schneider (1803-75) and his brother Adolphe (1802-48), whose origins were at Bazeilles near Sedan in Lorraine, gained ...

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Marc Séguin (1786–1875)

The engineer and entrepreneur Marc Séguin made important contributions to the industrial development of France, especially in the 1820s ...

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