Sieglin, Ernst von

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Sieglin, Ernst von Gender: M
Ernst Wilhelm Sieglin
born on 21 April 1848 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°51' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°28 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°58'

Ernst von Sieglin


German entrepreneur, antique collector and patron of the arts. His brother was the historical geographer Wilhelm Sieglin.

Together with an English chemist, Ernst Sieglin developed a powdered soap as a substitute for conventional detergents. Thanks to his fortune, he was able to withdraw from active business life in 1898 and devote himself to his hobbies, archeology and art.

He financed two archaeological expeditions in Egypt and their documentation in scientific publications. He increased the “Greek-Egyptian Ernst von Sieglin Collection” acquired during the expeditions by making additional purchases and gave the collection away to museums in Stuttgart, Leipzig, Dresden and Tübingen.

Ernst von Sieglin married the violinist Alice Borchert (1872–1915) in 1891 in Berlin, and they had five children. He died on 3 October 1927 in Stuttgart at age 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



  • Relationship : Marriage 1891 (Alice Borchert)
  • Death of Mate 1915 (Alice Borchert)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1848, page 265, no. 201).


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Oldest of five)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (24 years with Alice Borchert)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles (Antiques)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Patron of the arts)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator