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Friedrich Harkort

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Friedrich Harkort in 1820
Friedrich Harkort in 1820

Friedrich Harkort (February 22, 1793, Hagen - March 6, 1880), known as the "Father of the Ruhr," was an early prominent German industrialist and pioneer of industrial development in the Ruhr region.[1]

In 1819, he founded the first industrial workshop at Castle Wetter. An early proponent of railroads, he proposed the construction of a railway line from Cologne to Minden in 1825, which eventuated as the Cologne-Minden trunk line, completed in 1847. In 1826 he built a small test track, as a monorail following a design of the Englishman Henry Robinson Palmer.

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  1. ^ (29 December 2009). Friedrich Harkort - Vorbild und Vordenker, (in German)

Further reading

  • Berger, Louis. Friedrich Harkort: Erinnerungen eines Enkels (1930) (in German)
  • Friedrich Harkort in seinen unbekannten Gedichten, in unveröffentlichten Briefen und Dokumenten (in German), Essen-Rüttenscheid: Bacmeister Nationalverlag, 1937
  • Der alte Harkort: ein westfälisches Lebens- und Zeitbild (in German), Leipzig: Baedeker, 1890 (Onlinefassung)
  • Friedrich Harkort (in German), Münster: Landesbildstelle Westfalen, 1993
  • Wolfgang Köllmann (1966), "Harkort, Friedrich", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 7, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 675–677; (full text online)
  • Aloys Meister: Friedrich Harkort (1793–1880). In: Rheinisch-Westfälische Wirtschaftsbiographien, Band I. Aschendorff, Münster 1931, S. 38-72.
  • Köpfe der Ruhr. 200 Jahre Industriegeschichte und Strukturwandel im Lichte von Biografien (in German), Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2009, pp. 26–31, ISBN 978-3-8375-0036-3
  • Bahnbrecher der Industrie (in German), Leipzig: Lühe, 1939
  • Otto Schell (1905), "Harkort, Friedrich", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 50, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 1–6
  • Friedrich Harkort (in German), Dortmund: Karl-Heinz Strothmann, 1980
  • Friedrich Harkort. Es kann und darf nicht alles beim Alten bleiben (in German), Erfurt: Sutton, 2007, ISBN 978-3-86680-178-3

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