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.

Emil Rathenau (1838 – 1915)

Emil Rathenau was the founder of one of the most influential German companies of the first half of ...


Count Wilhelm Friedrich von Reden (1752 – 1815)

Count Wilhelm Friedrich von Reden was one of the most influential figures in the development of ...


Louis Renault (1877 – 1944)

Louis Renault, like Armand Peugeot and André Citroën established a motor car manufacturing company ...


Sir Harry Ricardo (1885 – 1974)

Henry Ricardo made many innovations in mechanical engineering that had implications throughout ...


Ludwig August Riedinger (1809 – 79)

Ludwig August Riedinger achieved distinction in mechanical engineering and played a large part in ...


Henry Roberts (1803 – 76)

Henry Roberts was an English architect whose designs influenced the provision of social housing ...


Hermann Röchling (1872 – 1955)

Hermann Röchling was a German steel manufacturer who, over decades, polarized the German-French ...


Alessandro Rossi (1821 – 98)

Alessandro Rossi was born in Schio, a citizen of the Habsburg Empire, which, until the ...


Seebohm Rowntree (1871 – 1954)

Seebohm Rowntree was one of the most influential figures in social thinking in 20th century Europe. ...


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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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