Industrialists in History

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-01-05 Industrialist Henry Ford announces his $5 minimum per-day wage, doubled most workers pay

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1955-07-13 Industrialist Cyrus Eaton first offers to host a conference on dangers of nuclear weapons in Pugwash, Nova Scotia

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1974-03-06 An unnamed Italian industrialist loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette over 5 hours in Monte Carlo Casino

Famous Birthdays

  • 1685-01-07 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • 1720-01-30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist & entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)

Person of interestRichard Arkwright

1732-12-23 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame), born in Preston, England (d. 1792)

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright
  • 1768-05-03 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist, born in Laigh Corton, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1838)
  • 1768-06-09 Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
  • 1771-06-24 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French-American chemist and industrialist (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), born in Paris (d. 1834)
  • 1790-04-30 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), born in Haslingden, Lancs, England (d. 1840)
  • 1791-02-12 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), born in NYC, New York (d. 1883)
  • 1795-05-07 Gerhard Moritz Roentgen, Dutch industrialist (founder of Fijenoord dockyard), born in Esen, East Frisia (d. 1852)
  • 1795-12-22 Thomas Ainsworth, English founder of Nijverdal & industrialist (Twentse textile), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1841)
  • 1801-03-23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 1812-09-12 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1886)

Person of interestSamuel Colt

1814-07-19 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

Person of interestHenri Nestlé

1814-08-10 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1890)

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 1816-06-19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1899)

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

1816-12-13 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), born in Lenthe, German Confederation (d. 1892)

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1822-02-09 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • 1823-06-30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1901)

Person of interestAmbrose Burnside

1824-05-23 Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, industrialist and politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69) who popularized sideburns, born in Liberty, Indiana (d. 1881)

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • 1826-12-08 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist, born in Menzendorf, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1827-08-22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • 1829-03-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1833-03-09 Frederick A. Schroeder, American tobacco industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn, born in Trier, Germany (d. 1899)

Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

1835-11-25 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1919)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1836-03-30 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
  • 1838-12-11 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), born in Berlin (d. 1915)
  • 1839-03-03 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1839-05-01 Hilaire de Chardonnet, French industrialist and inventor (rayon), born in Besançon, France (d. 1924)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller

1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1840-03-16 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1842-06-11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, born in Berndorf, Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1842-12-03 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), born in Warner, New Hampshire (d. 1899)
  • 1843-11-25 Henry Ware Eliot, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

Person of interestAndré Michelin

1853-01-16 Andre Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer (Michelin) and publisher of the Michelin Guide, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin
Industrialist and Publisher
André Michelin
  • 1853-12-12 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), born in Vårgårda, Sweden (d. 1943)

Person of interestAndrew Mellon

1855-03-24 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1947)

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • 1855-05-08 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1858-02-28 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • 1858-10-09 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), born in Zaltbommel, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1860-12-31 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist, born in Pennsylvania, United States (d. 1937)
  • 1861-09-23 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1861-09-30 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
  • 1863-03-27 Henry Royce, English industrialist and automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), born in Alwalton, England (d. 1933)
  • 1863-06-04 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1913)

Person of interestHenry Ford

1863-07-30 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (d. 1947)

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Person of interestHerbert Henry Dow

1866-02-26 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1930)

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • 1866-04-11 Carla Ford, wife of industrialist Henry Ford
  • 1866-05-05 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1938)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and founder of Fiat Automaker, born in Villar Perosa, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1867-05-30 Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), born in Sharon, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1867-07-04 Stephen Mather, American industrialist and conservationist (organized US National Park Service), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1930)

Person of interestHarvey Firestone

1868-12-20 Harvey Firestone, American industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), born in Columbiana, Ohio (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1869-11-30 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden (d. 1937)

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1870-12-25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)

Person of interestOwen D. Young

1874-10-27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1877-04-19 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American industrialist and inventor (outboard marine engine), born in Gjøvik, Norway (d. 1934)
  • 1880-06-21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1941)
  • 1881-01-13 Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
  • 1882-03-06 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1962)
  • 1882-04-28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist, born in Milano, Italy (d. 1971)

Person of interestHenry J. Kaiser

1882-05-09 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1883-12-27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1887-11-05 Oscar Bossaert, Belgian industrialist and chocolate manufacturer (Victoria), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1888-12-22 J. Arthur Rank, English industrialist, born in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom (d. 1972)
  • 1891-03-12 George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)

Person of interestDonald Wills Douglas

1892-04-06 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft industrialist (McDonnell Douglas) and aviation pioneer (Douglas DC-3), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • 1894-04-10 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, born in Pilani, Rajputana, India (d. 1983)
  • 1894-11-27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1895-01-04 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1896-06-07 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1898-02-08 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), born in Manila, Spanish Philippines (d. 1964)
  • 1898-05-21 Armand Hammer, American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-03-14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

1901-09-04 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1904-02-17 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • 1904-07-29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • 1907-02-05 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • 1908-04-11 Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), born in Nikkō City, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1908-06-30 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, born in Hucknall, England (d. 1995)
  • 1908-07-04 Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and chairman (Club of Rome), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1908-09-01 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • 1910-02-12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1913-04-16 Charles McLaren, 3rd Baron Aberconway, British industrialist and CEO (John Brown & Co) (d. 2003)
  • 1913-05-25 J. Peter Grace, American businessman and industrialist, born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1914-03-22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • 1914-12-25 James Fletcher Jr, New Zealand industrialist (Fletcher Construction), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1916-05-08 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • 1920-01-07 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer/Industrialist (float glass), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1995)
  • 1920-07-08 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • 1921-04-13 Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss industrialist, born in Scheveningen, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 1922-01-20 James Hanson, English industrialist, born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1922-06-26 Campbell Adamson, British industrialist and CEO (Abbey National Pictures), born in Perth, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1927-02-02 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1929-10-02 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1930-11-14 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • 1931-08-20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist and photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th), born in Siegen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1931-11-13 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1932-05-17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

LoveWedding of Interest

1888-04-11 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

LoveWedding of Interest

1907-04-08 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

LoveWedding of Interest

1928-03-06 Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler

Famous Deaths

  • 1652-06-19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • 1761-06-02 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1778-03-07 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58

Person of interestRichard Arkwright

1792-08-03 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame), dies at 59

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright
  • 1794-07-17 John Roebuck, English inventor and industrialist (b. 1718)
  • 1806-03-17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • 1817-08-07 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • 1834-10-31 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French-American chemist and industrialist (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), dies at 63
  • 1838-10-01 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist, dies at 70
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English-Belgian industrialist (founded iron, steel, and manufacturing company - John Cockerill & Company), dies at 50
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1852-10-28 Gerhard Moritz Roentgen, Dutch industrialist (founder of Fijenoord dockyard), dies at 57

Person of interestSamuel Colt

1862-01-10 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1878-02-18 Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
  • 1879-12-06 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor of weaving machine, dies at 65

Person of interestAmbrose Burnside

1881-09-13 Ambrose Burnside, American soldier, industrialist and politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69) who popularized sideburns, dies of a heart attack at 57

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • 1883-04-04 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), dies at 92

Person of interestHenri Nestlé

1890-07-07 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

1892-12-06 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), dies at 75

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • 1895-07-19 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 1897-10-19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • 1899-09-17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), dies at 56
  • 1899-10-30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 83
  • 1901-10-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • 1911-08-09 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56
  • 1913-01-18 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, dies at 49
  • 1915-06-20 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), dies ay 76
  • 1919-01-07 Henry Ware Eliot, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot, dies at 75

Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1924-03-12 Hilaire de Chardonnet, French industrialist and inventor (rayon), dies at 84
  • 1930-01-22 Stephen Mather, American industrialist and conservationist (organized US National Park Service), dies at 62

Person of interestHerbert Henry Dow

1930-10-15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 64

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow

Person of interestAndré Michelin

1931-04-04 Andre Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer and publisher of the Michelin Guide, dies of respiratory failure at 78

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin
Industrialist and Publisher
André Michelin
  • 1931-11-11 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)
  • 1932-03-12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

Person of interestGeorge Eastman

1932-03-14 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), shoots himself in the heart at 77

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1933-04-22 Henry Royce, English industrialist & automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), dies at 70
  • 1934-07-12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American industrialist and inventor (outboard marine engine), dies at 57
  • 1937-03-11 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller

1937-05-23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller

Person of interestAndrew Mellon

1937-08-26 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

1937-12-09 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), dies at 68

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 1938-05-09 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, dies at 72
  • 1941-04-16 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker, dies at 60
  • 1942-01-26 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • 1942-03-12 Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
  • 1943-08-25 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), dies at 86

Person of interestHenry Ford

1947-04-07 Henry Ford, American industrialist & auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1955-06-11 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • 1957-01-25 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)

Person of interestOwen D. Young

1962-07-11 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1962-09-09 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), dies at 80
  • 1962-11-17 Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95
  • 1964-02-18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • 1964-12-30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1967-07-30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59

Person of interestHenry J. Kaiser

1967-08-24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1971-10-19 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist, dies at 89
  • 1972-03-29 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate
  • 1975-01-25 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, dies at 78

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1979-05-09 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton

Person of interestDonald Wills Douglas

1981-02-01 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft industrialist (McDonnell Douglas) and aviation pioneer (Douglas DC-3), dies at 88

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • 1982-10-17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47
  • 1983-01-11 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, dies at 88
  • 1984-03-14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and chairman (Club of Rome), dies at 75
  • 1989-04-27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), dies at 94
  • 1992-12-13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • 1993-06-02 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), dies at 86
  • 1993-11-29 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • 1995-04-19 J. Peter Grace, American businessman and industrialist, , dies from cancer at 81
  • 1995-08-31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • 1995-09-20 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, dies at 87
  • 1995-10-01 Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1996-01-21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • 1996-05-04 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
  • 1996-10-18 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • 1996-11-30 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • 1997-12-19 Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), dies at 89
  • 2001-03-21 Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915)
  • 2002-04-27 Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss industrialist, dies at 81
  • 2002-04-29 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2003-01-24 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO of Fiat Automaker, dies at 81
  • 2003-10-21 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), dies at 99
  • 2007-08-29 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • 2008-07-21 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist, dies at 94
  • 2013-11-30 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84
  • 2015-08-31 Colin Hope, British Industrialist (Turner and Newall), dies at 83
  • 2016-08-16 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, dies at 100
  • 2017-09-08 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, dies at 86