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Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens (in full, Ernst Werner von Siemens) (December 13, 1816 - December 6, 1892), German inventor and industrialist[?], founded Siemens AG on October 12, 1847, retiring in 1890.

See also his brothers Sir William Siemens (1823-1883) and Carl von Siemens[?] (1829-1906), sons Arnold von Siemens[?] (1853-1918), Wilhelm von Siemens[?] (1855-1919), and Carl Friedrich von Siemens[?] (1872-1941), his nephews Hermann von Siemens (1885-1986), Ernst von Siemens[?] (1903-1990), and Peter von Siemens[?] (1911-1986)

Siemens' name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens.

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