STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE: BIOGRAPHIES

History is always made by people. This, of course, equally holds true for the age of the Industrial Revolution.
For this reason ERIH does not confine itself to simply presenting inventions and factories, but also inventors and architects of both sexes. We want to tell stories about the Industrial Revolution because it is so near to us. Near, because it has shaped our lives more than any other age in history. Not only that; our memories are still fresh and, for this reason, the stories are so exciting and authentic.
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Following we present more than 200 biographies of selected personalities who influenced Europe's industrial history.

Francis Egerton (1736 – 1803)

The achievements of the third Duke of Bridgewater were summarised in 1805 by Thomas Telford who ...

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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832 – 1923)

The French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel developed an international practice particularly for large ...

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Friedrich Engels (1820 – 95)

Friedrich Engels wrote one of the classic critiques of the consequences of the Industrial Revolution ...

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Christine Englerth (1767 – 1838)

Christine Englerth was a businesswoman who developed coal mines in the early nineteenth century in ...

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Nils Ericson (1802 – 70)

Nils Ericson was one of the leading engineers of canals and railways in Sweden. He was born in 1802 ...

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Alfred Escher (1819 – 82)

By combing a political career with business, Alfred Escher had a formative influence on the economic ...

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Evans Evans (1765 – 1844)

In the early nineteenth century, Evan Evans was responsible for transferring the technologies of ...

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