Werner von Siemens

1816 - 1892

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Ernst Werner Siemens (von Siemens from 1888; English: SEEM-ənz; German: [ˈziːməns, -mɛns]; 13 December 1816 – 6 December 1892) was a German electrical engineer, inventor and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Werner von Siemens has received more than 461,026 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Werner von Siemens is the 21st most popular inventor (down from 20th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Germany (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Inventor.

Werner von Siemens is most famous for inventing the dynamo, which is an electric generator that produces electricity.

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Among inventors, Werner von Siemens ranks 21 out of 355Before him are Samuel Morse, Nikolaus Otto, Cai Lun, Nicéphore Niépce, Samuel Colt, and Thomas Newcomen. After him are Antonio Meucci, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Denis Papin, George Westinghouse, Bartolomeo Cristofori, and James Naismith.

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Among people born in 1816, Werner von Siemens ranks 2Before him is Charlotte Brontë. After him are Carl Zeiss, Arthur de Gobineau, Eugène Edine Pottier, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Paul Reuter, Abbas I of Egypt, 10th Dalai Lama, Antoine Béchamp, and Carl Ludwig. Among people deceased in 1892, Werner von Siemens ranks 2Before him is Walt Whitman. After him are Bahá'u'lláh, Ernest Renan, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Thomas Cook, Richard Owen, Édouard Lalo, John Couch Adams, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Rudolf von Jhering, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Werner von Siemens ranks 175 out of 5,289Before him are Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Caroline of Ansbach (1683). After him are Levi Strauss (1829), Emmy Noether (1882), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), Edith Stein (1891), and Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Werner von Siemens ranks 4Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Karl Benz (1844), and Nikolaus Otto (1832). After him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Konrad Zuse (1910), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Karl Drais (1785), Emile Berliner (1851), Adam Opel (1837), Hans Lippershey (1570), and Joseph Pilates (1883).