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.

Ernest Solvay (1838 – 1922)

Ernest Solvay’s innovations transformed the chemical industry throughout Europe, and were the ...


Margarete Steiff (1847 – 1909)

The life of Margarete Steiff is an heroic story of triumph over handicaps. It is also a significant ...


Charles Theodoor Stork (1822 – 95)

Charles Stork set up an engineering works in Hengelo that transformed the economy of that small town ...


Philip Sidney Stott (1858 – 1937)

Sidney Stott was the best-known of a family of Lancashire architects, specialising in the design of ...


Bethel Henry Strousberg (1823 – 84)

Strousberg was a railway entrepreneur, born Baruch Hirsch Strousberg, to a Jewish family in ...


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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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