Profession: Industrialist and Inventor
Why Famous: Namesake of the siemens unit of electrical conductance, Siemens played an integral role in the development of the telegraph industry through his various improvements to the invention.
He founded Siemens AG, which is today a successful industrial manufacturing company.
- 1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske
- 1882-04-29 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Werner von Siemens in Berlin