Von Siemens, Werner

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von Siemens, Werner Gender: M
born on 13 December 1816
Place Gehrden, Germany, 52n18, 9e36
Timezone LMT m9e36 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°25' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif

Werner von Siemens


German industrialist, a responsible entrepreneur and far-sighted inventor, lent significant impetus to the still-young field of electrical engineering in the second half of the nineteenth century, and played a key role in fostering the development of the electrical industry. With his design of the pointer telegraph he laid the foundation for Siemens & Halske Telegraph Construction Company, which was founded in 1847 and soon developed into an international operation. In 1866 Werner von Siemens discovered the dynamo-electric principle, probably his most significant achievement in electrical engineering, which helped establish the idea that electricity could be used as a power source. The company also became known worldwide for its successful handling of technically complex, extremely high-risk projects, such as laying major trans-Atlantic cables and building the Indo-European telegraph line from London to Calcutta. In recognition of his scientific achievements for the benefit of society, Werner von Siemens was ennobled by Emperor Friedrich III in 1888.

He died 6 December 1892.

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 10.52.24 LMT Asc 6Aqu55'


  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field