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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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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