|SHIP DESIGNER, SHIP OWNER (GERMANY)|
BORN 18 Apr 1838, Barmen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (now: part of Wuppertal) - DIED 22 Aug 1903, Dresden, Sachsen|
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Johannisfriedhof, Wehlener Strasse 13, Tolkewitz (3 A)
Ewald Bellingrath came from a family in the Rhine region. He studied in Liège, Karlsruhe and Zürich. Ferdinand Redtenbacher and Gustav Zeuner were his teachers. He worked in machine factories before he went to Dresden in 1860. In 1868 he funded the company "Chain Tugboat Travel of the Upper Elbe". He took over several other companies in 1881 and 1882 and renamed his company to "Kette - Deutsche Elbschiffahrts-Gesellschaft". Bellingrath constructed a hydraulic for transporting ships and in 1892 he designed a gripping wheel that bore his name. In 1894 the ship Gustav Zeuner was the first ship that was built witrh a chain wheel and water turbines.
In 1903 he resigned as general manager and his deputy Carl Philippi succeeded him. He died later that year in Dresden. The Bellingrathstrasse in Dresden-Tolkewitz was named afrer him.
Ewald Bellingrath â€“ Wikipedia