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 ...

John Kay (1704–80)

The brilliant inventor John Kay was one of the most significant figures of the early Industrial Revolution. His invention of the flying ...

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Alexander Keiller (1804–74)

Alexander Keiller was born in Dundee, Scotland, to the family who successfully established the Keiller brand of marmalade, but he achieved ...

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Ludwig Knoop (1821–94)

Ludwig Knoop was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in nineteenth-century Europe. He worked in several countries but especially in ...

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Alfred Krupp (1812–87)

The records of the Krupp family in the Rhineland date from 1587, and by the early 19th century their possessions included a forge in Essen ...

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