STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE: BIOGRAPHIES

History is always made by people. Of course, this also applies to the age of the industrial revolution. Industrial history is also not only told through architectural evidence such as mines, production plants or workers' settlements. Just as important are the people of both sexes: inventors, entrepreneurs, financiers and above all the workers.
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Following we present more than 230 biographies of selected personalities who influenced the industrial history of Europe, of their countries, regions, towns or of a branch of industry ...

Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752–1834)

The Jacquard loom was an invention from the beginning of the nineteenth century that came to be known world-wide. By using punched cards ...

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Peter Jebsen (1824–92)

Peter Jebsen was born at Broager in the Duchy of Schleswig in present-day Denmark, but after gaining experience in several countries ...

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Alojzy [George] Juhlke (1925)

Alojzy Juhlke was one of many millions of East Europeans whose lives were changed utterly by the Second World War. He was born at Tuchola ...

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