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.

Thomas Telford (1757 – 1834)

Thomas Telford was one of the first civil engineers to gain an international reputation. He trained ...


Sidney Gilchrist Thomas (1850 – 85)

Sidney Gilchrist Thomas was essentially an amateur scientist, and died young, but he was responsible ...


August Thyssen (1842 – 1926)

August Thyssen was one of the principal entrepreneurs in the iron and steel industry of the ...


Richard Trevithick (1771 – 1833)

Richard Trevithick made an enormous contribution to the development of steam power. He developed the ...


Martin Triewald (1691 – 1747)

Martin Triewald was a merchant, engineer and amateur physicist who did much to introduce new ...


Dr Oscar Troplowitz (1863 – 1918)

The pharmaceutical industry is often considered to be concerned primarily with drugs that combat ...


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