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 ...

Jan Verbruggen (1712–81)

Jan Verbruggen was a foundryman through whom important machine tool techniques were transmitted from continental Europe to England where ...

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Sir Cornelius Vermuyden (1595–1683)

Cornelius Vermuyden was one of the most talented of Dutch drainage and waterways engineers, and was responsible for transmitting the ...

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