• I was born in Essen in the second decade of the 19th century.
  • I succeeded my father who had begun a small iron forge in 1810.
  • At the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London I put on show a flawless solid ingot of cast steel weighing over 8000 pounds.
  • I became a dominant force in the industrial development of Germany’s Ruhr territories.
  • I became the foremost arms manufacturer not just in Germany but the world.

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