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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Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (1850–85)

Sidney Gilchrist Thomas was essentially an amateur scientist, and died young, but he was responsible for an innovation that profoundly ...

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Edward Thomas (1794–c.1850)

Edward Thomas was an engineer born in Bristol, England, who developed mechanical engineering companies in the Ruhr region, Saxony and ...

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John (Johann) Edler von Thornton (1771–1847)

John Thornton is an important example of the many individuals who enabled the diffusion of technologies during the Industrial Revolution ...

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August Thyssen (1842–1926)

August Thyssen was one of the principal entrepreneurs in the iron and steel industry of the Ruhrgebiet, whose influence spread throughout ...

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Richard Trevithick (1771–1833)

Richard Trevithick made an enormous contribution to the development of steam power. He developed the use of high-pressure steam, and was ...

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Mårten Triewald (1691–1747)

Mårten Triewald was a merchant, engineer and amateur physicist who did much to introduce new technologies in Sweden in the early ...

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