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.

George Herbert (1814 – 1902)

The memoirs of George Herbert portray with unusual clarity the way of life of an urban craftsman, ...


Friedrich Anton von Heynitz (1725 – 1802)

Friedrich Anton von Heynitz was acknowledged in his lifetime as the greatest expert in Germany on ...


Franciscus Quirien den Hollander (1893 – 1982)

Franciscus Quirien den Hollander was a railway manager, notable in the Netherlands as the man who ...


Archibald Hood (1823 – 1902)

Archibald Hood was one of the mining engineers who transformed the coal industry in Europe in the ...


Kenneth Hudson (1916 – 99)

Kenneth Hudson was one of the pioneers of the study of industrial heritage, not only in his native ...


John James Hughes (1814 – 89)

John Hughes was a Welshman who gave his name to one of Europe’s largest heavy industrial complexes. ...


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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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