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Encyclopedia > Carl Heinrich von Siemens

Carl Heinrich von Siemens (March 3, 1829 in Menzendorf, Germany - March 21, 1906 in Mentone, Italy) was a German industrialist and brother of Werner von Siemens. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ernst Werner von Siemens Ernst Werner von Siemens (December 13, 1816 - December 6, 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. ...


Carl von Siemens, the younger brother of company founder Werner von Siemens, made a name for himself mainly through his business dealings in Russia. In 1853 he traveled to St. Petersburg to oversee the construction of the Russian telegraph network, for which Siemens & Halske had a contract. Here he quickly proved himself to be a decisive, capable businessman. In 1855 the Russian business, under his management, became a separate subsidiary, lending vital support to the parent company in Berlin. 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


In 1869, Carl went to England, where he assisted his brother William Siemens with the business for more than a decade. In the early 1880s, returning to St. Petersburg, he injected new life into the Russian business. 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Charles William Siemens (April 4, 1823 - November 19, 1883) was a German engineer. ...


Carl von Siemens became the senior chief executive of Siemens & Halske in the early 1890s after Werner von Siemens retired from managing the company. It was in this capacity that Carl led the company’s transformation into a stock corporation. For his service to Russia, he was ennobled by Tsar Nicholas II in 1895. Tsar Nicholas II (18 May 1868 to 17 July 1918)1 was the last crowned Emperor of Russia. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


External links

  • Biography, Siemens Corporate Archives

References

  • Wilfried Feldenkirchen / Eberhard Posner: The Siemens Entrepreneurs, Continuity and Change, 1847-2005, Ten Portraits, Munich 2005, pp. 42-57.

 
 

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