Gösta Michael Serlachius (1876–1942)

Gösta Serlachius was one of the leading Finnish entrepreneurs of the first half of the 20th century, an important figure in politics and ...

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Carl Wilhelm (Sir Charles William) von Siemens (1823–83)

Carl Wilhelm Siemens invented many industrial processes and held some 113 patents. He was also a successful entrepreneur who spent most of ...

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Werner von Siemens (1816–92)

Siemens was the imaginative founder of an electrical company that came to be the largest in Germany, and that from its beginnings was an ...

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Emil Škoda (1839–1900)

Emil Skoda was one of the engineers who laid the foundations for the prosperity of heavy industry in the Czech lands in the early ...

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Ernest Solvay (1838–1922)

Ernest Solvay’s innovations transformed the chemical industry throughout Europe, and were the starting point for a company involved in a ...

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Margarete Steiff (1847–1909)

The life of Margarete Steiff is an heroic story of triumph over handicaps. It is also a significant part of the industrial history of ...

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Piotr Steinkeller (1799–1854)

Steinkeller was a businessman and industrialist in many fields. Like his contemporary in Silesia, Karl Godulla, he was known as ‘king of ...

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George Stephenson (1781–1848)

George Stephenson is often called the father of the modern railway. As a civil engineer of railway routes and a mechanical engineer of ...

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Hugo Stinnes (1870–1924)

During the late German Empire and the early Weimar Republic, the industrialist and politician Hugo Dieter Stinnes created a vast ...

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Charles Theodoor Stork (1822–95)

Charles Stork set up an engineering works in Hengelo that transformed the economy of that small town in the eastern part of the ...

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Philip Sidney Stott (1858–1937)

Sidney Stott was the best-known of a family of Lancashire architects, specialising in the design of textile mills, whose buildings can ...

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Bethel Henry Strousberg (1823–84)

Strousberg was a railway entrepreneur, born Baruch Hirsch Strousberg, to a Jewish family in Neidenburg (then in East Prussia but now ...

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Carl Ferdinand Stumm (1836–1901)

Carl Ferdinand Stumm (later von Stumm-Halberg) was a German steel magnate and politician. He expanded his long-established family ...

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Paulin Talabot (1799–1885)

The engineer Paulin Talabot built the first railway in south-east France and played a key role in proposals for the Suez Canal. Talabot ...

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Thomas Telford (1757–1834)

Thomas Telford was one of the first civil engineers to gain an international reputation. He trained as a stone mason in Edinburgh and ...

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Nikola Tesla (1846–1943)

Tesla was one of the most brilliant and prolific inventors of his generation, remembered for his contributions to electrical power – the ...

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