Siemens, Carl von

ENGINEER, INDUSTRIALIST (GERMANY)
BORN 3 Mar 1829, Menzendorf, Mecklenburg - DIED 21 Mar 1906, Menton
REAL NAME Siemens, Carl Heinrich von
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III, Mehringdamm 21 (Halleschen Tor), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (2/1-Erbb.-Nordweg 179)

Younger brother of Wener von Siemens and the eighth of the fourteen Siemens children. In 1853 he went to St. Petersburg to start the branch of the Siemens & Halske company that was to build the Russian telegraph network.

In 1869 he moved to England to work with his brother William and during the 1880s he worked in Russia once more. After his brother Werner died in 1892 he became the director of Siemens & Halske. He held this position until he resigned in 1904. In 1895 he was enobled by Tsar Nicholas II.

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The grave of Carl von Siemens at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (08 Apr 2003)

 


Signoret, Simone

Published: 23 May 2010
Last update: 23 May 2010