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.

Following we present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.

James Finlayson (1772 – 1852)

James Finlayson was a Scotsman who played a large part in establishing the textile industry in ...


Karl Flanner (1920 – 2013)

The slave labour systems imposed by Nazi and Communist governments before, during and after the ...


Anthony Herman Focker (1890 – 1939)

Anthony Fokker was one of the principal pioneers in Europe of the manufacture of aircraft. He was ...


Georges Franju (1912 – 87)

Georges Franju was a French film director who made two documentaries that are of importance to ...


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