Georg Wilhelm von Siemens

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Georg Wilhelm von Siemens (30 July 1855, Berlin – 14 October 1919, Arosa, Switzerland) was a German telecommunications industrialist.

Known as Wilhelm von Siemens, he was the son of Werner von Siemens by first wife Mathilde Duman and was a general partner of Siemens AG.

Married in 1882 to Eleonore Siemens (2 March 1860 - 26 July 1919), and were the parents of:

He is credited with championing the Berlin to Iraq railway system that was to be completed about 1915. The direct competition such a railway system posed to British imperial domination could have been one of the causes of WW I.

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  • August Rotth: Wilhelm von Siemens. Ein Lebensbild. Gedenkblätter zum 75jährigen Bestehen des Hauses Siemens & Halske. Berlin und Leipzig, 1922.
  • Herbert Goetzler, Lothar Schoen: Wilhelm und Carl Friedrich von Siemens. Die zweite Unternehmergeneration. (hrsg. von Wilhelm Treueund Hans Pohl im Auftrag der Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte) Stuttgart, 1986.
  • Wilhelm von Siemens. - in: Wilfried Feldenkirchen / Eberhard Posner: The Siemens Entrepreneurs. Continuity and Change 1847–2005. Ten Portraits. Munich 2005, p. 58–83.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser B Band XIII. Seite 388, Band 73 der Gesamtreihe, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 1980, ISSN 0435-2408
  • Neue Deutsche Biographie, Band 22, Seite 143

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