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Siemens, Sir (Charles) William — orig. Karl Wilhelm Siemens born April 4, 1823, Lenthe, Prussia died Nov. 19, 1883, London, Eng. German born British engineer and inventor. He immigrated to Britain in 1844. Siemens was born in the village of Lenthe, today part of Gehrden, near Hanover where his father, Christian Ferdinand Siemens (31 July 1787 – 16 January 1840), a tenant farmer, farmed an estate belonging to the Crown. The Siemens family is an old family of Goslar which has been documented since 1384. His mother was Eleonore Deichmann (1792–8 July 1839), and William, or Carl.
(1823–83). German-born English engineer and inventor William Siemens played an essential role in the development of the steel and telegraph industries. Shortly before his death he was knighted for his accomplishments.
- As Charles William Siemens, one of eight sons of Ferdinand Siemens, was born at Lenthe, near Hannover, April 4, 1823. He was one of a family of men of science several of whom have become well known by their success in the invention and introduction of improvements and modification of standard methods of engi-neering and metallurgical work.
- Note: This is a sub-section of Leaders of Modern Industry by G. CHARLES WILLIAM SIEMENS. Charles William Siemens or, as his name was given before his naturalisation in England, Carl Wilhelm Siemens - was the fourth son of Christian Ferdinand Siemens, who was horn at Wasserleben, on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains, 1789.
- Charles William Siemens. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. He is credited for more than 1,000 inventions.
Born Karl Wilhelm on April 4, 1823, in Lenthe, Prussia (now in Germany), Siemens studied chemistry, physics, and mathematics at the University of Göttingen and then became an apprentice in an engineering factory. In 1843 he traveled to London to sell his brother’s electroplating process. He eventually settled in England with the intention of selling more inventions. He found it difficult to make a living, however, until his water meter, invented in 1851, began to earn large royalties. In 1859 he became a British citizen.
In 1850 Siemens became involved in the electric telegraphy industry. By 1858 he was managing partner of a London company that was engaged in electric testing for cable firms. This firm would eventually lay the electric cable from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo as well as the first direct link from Britain to the United States. Yet Siemens’s interests remained diversified. In 1861 he patented an open-hearth furnace that was heated by gas produced by low-grade coal outside the furnace. This invention, first used in glassmaking, was soon widely applied in steelmaking and eventually replaced the earlier Bessemer process of 1856. Siemens died on Nov. 19, 1883, in London.
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Siemens, Sir Charles William — SUBJECT AREA: Electricity, Metallurgy, Public utilities, Telecommunications [br] b. 4 April 1823 Lenthe, Germany d. 19 November 1883 London, England [br] German/British metallurgist and inventory pioneer of the regenerative principle and open… … Biographical history of technology
Siemens, Sir (Charles) William — orig. Karl Wilhelm Siemens (4 abr. 1823, Lenthe, Prusia–19 nov. 1883, Londres, Inglaterra). Ingeniero e inventor británico nacido en Alemania. Emigró a Gran Bretaña en 1844. En 1861 patentó el horno Siemens Martin u horno de solera abierta (ver… … Enciclopedia Universal
Siemens, Sir (Charles) William — orig. Karl Wilhelm Siemens born April 4, 1823, Lenthe, Prussia died Nov. 19, 1883, London, Eng. German born British engineer and inventor. He immigrated to Britain in 1844. In 1861 he patented the open hearth furnace (see open hearth process),… … Universalium
siemens — ► NOUN Physics ▪ the SI unit of conductance, equal to the reciprocal of one ohm of resistance. ORIGIN named after the German born British engineer Sir Charles William Siemens (1823 83) … English terms dictionary
Siemens,Ernst Werner von — Sie·mens (sēʹmənz, zēʹ ), Ernst Werner von. 1816 1892. German engineer who made notable improvements to telegraphic and electrical apparatus. His brother Karl Wilhelm, later Sir Charles William Siemens (1823 1883), invented a regenerative steam… … Universalium
siemens — [ si:mənz] (abbrev.: S) noun Physics the SI unit of conductance, equal to one reciprocal ohm. Origin 1930s: named after the German born British engineer Sir Charles William Siemens … English new terms dictionary
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William — /wil yeuhm/, n. 1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W. 2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning will and helmet. * * * (as used in expressions) Huddie William Ledbetter Aberhart William George William… … Universalium
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Siemens — /see meuhnz/; Ger. /zee meuhns/, n. 1. (Ernst) Werner von /erddnst verdd neuhrdd feuhn/, 1816 92, German inventor and electrical engineer. 2. his brother, Sir William (Karl Wilhelm Siemens), 1823 83, English inventor, born in Germany. * * * (as… … Universalium