Arnold from Siemens
He came from the old Goslar city family Siemens (mentioned in a document in 1384) and was the eldest son of the inventor and entrepreneur Werner von Siemens (1816–1892) and his first wife Mathilde Drumann (1824–1865) from Königsberg (Prussia) . Father Werner Siemens and his descendants were raised to the Prussian nobility on May 5, 1888 in Charlottenburg .
Siemens married the painter Ellen Helmholtz (born April 24, 1864 in Heidelberg ; † November 27, 1941 in Berlin) on November 10, 1884 in Berlin , the daughter of the physicist Hermann von Helmholtz and his wife Anna , a daughter of the political scientist Robert von Mohl . The marriage resulted in five children, including the later company boss Hermann von Siemens . The couple lived in the Siemens villa they built on the Kleiner Wannsee near Berlin.
Together with his brother Wilhelm von Siemens , his father made him head of the Vienna branch in 1879 and of the Berlin company Siemens & Halske in 1890. From 1897 he was chairman of the company that was converted into a stock corporation.
The Vienna branch set up by Arnold von Siemens started its own production in 1883. In 1892 the first Siemens subsidiary overseas, the Siemens & Halske Japan Agency in Tokyo, was founded. A factory for railroad engines and dynamo machines in Chicago , also built by Arnold in 1892 with two American partners, to compete with General Electric , was completely destroyed by fire in August 1894. When the First World War broke out, there were production facilities in Great Britain, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, Belgium and Spain. Siemens had a total of 168 representative offices in 49 countries.
Arnold von Siemens was a member of the Prussian manor house .
- Genealogical manual of the nobility . Noble houses B, Volume XIII, Volume 73 of the complete series. CA Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 1980, , p. 385.
- Bodo von Dewitz : Werner von Siemens. His life, his work and his family. Life's work in pictures. His life, work and family. His life's work in picture. Thomas Helms Verlag Schwerin 2016, ISBN 978-3-944033-39-6 , pp. 210-289.
- Wilfried Feldenkirchen , Werner von Siemens. Inventor and international entrepreneur. Munich / Zurich 1996, ISBN 3-8009-4156-2 , page 180f.
|SURNAME||Siemens, Arnold von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Siemens, Arnold|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German industrialist and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 13, 1853|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 29, 1918|
|Place of death||Berlin|