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

Known as Wilhelm von Siemens, he was the son of Werner von Siemens
Ernst Werner von Siemens
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 by first wife Mathilde Duman and was a general partner of Siemens AG
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Married in 1882 to Eleonore Siemens (2 March 1860 - 26 July 1919), and were the parents of:
  • Wilhelm Ferdinand von Siemens (born 1885)
  • Mathilde Eleonore Eveline von Siemens (born 1888)

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 was one of the major causes of WW I.

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