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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John Rennie (1761–1821)

John Rennie was a leading millwright and one of the most prolific British engineers of docks and waterways in the Industrial Revolution. ...

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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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Richard Roberts (1789–1864)

Although he is not widely remembered, Richard Roberts was possibly the most brilliant and prolific mechanical inventor of the nineteenth ...

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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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John Roebuck (1718–94)

From around the mid-eighteenth century, the chemist and entrepreneur John Roebuck influenced important developments in the British ...

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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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