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.

Joseph Anton von Maffei (1790 – 1870)

Joseph Anton von Maffei was one of the outstanding Germany engineering entrepreneurs of the ...

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Julius Maggi (1846 – 1912)

Today there are many multinational companies in the food industry. One of the entrepreneurs who ...

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Reinhard Mannesmann (1856 – 1922)

Reinhard Mannesmann was a member of a family with deep roots in the iron-working traditions of the ...

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Guglielmo Marconi (1874 – 1937)

Marconi was both an inventor and an entrepreneur, the pioneer of radio in Europe. He was born in ...

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Jacob Cornelis van Marken (1845 – 1906)

Jacob van Marken was a pioneer in the move towards the factory production of food that took place ...

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Karl Heinrich Marx (1818 – 83)

Karl Marx’s thinking has profoundly influenced our understanding of the process of industrialisation ...

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Henry Maudslay (1771 – 1831)

Henry Maudslay made rhw machine tools that made possible the widespread percolation of engineering ...

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John Robinson McClean (1813 – 73)

JRM was born in Northern Ireland in 1813, and educated at the Royal Academical Institute, Belfast. ...

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André Jules (1853 - 1931) & Edouard Michelin (1859 – 1940)

From humble beginnings, the brothers Michelin established one of the world’s principal ...

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