Christian Friedrich Budenberg

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Christian Friedrich Budenberg
Villa Budenberg in Buckau (2006)
Pressure measuring device from Schäffer & Budenberg GmbH in the briquette factory Louise

Christian Friedrich Budenberg (born December 21, 1815 in Auf der Hobe near Neuenkirchen , Osnabrücker Land ; † September 11, 1883 in Buckau near Magdeburg ) was a German entrepreneur and co-founder of the mechanical engineering company Schäffer & Budenberg .


Budenberg was born the son of a grocer . From 1833 to 1836 he completed a commercial apprenticeship in Bielefeld .

In 1850, his brother-in-law Bernhard Schäffer made him an offer to found a company in Magdeburg. Together with the master mechanic Franz Primavesi , both founded the company Schäffer & Co., mechanical workshop . The company produced diaphragm pressure gauges , for which Schäffer had received a patent in 1849 . Primavesi left the company as early as 1852. The company was renamed "Schäffer & Budenberg". Budenberg was responsible for the commercial side of the company, Schäffer for development. In 1859 the company relocated to Buckau due to the increasing space requirements. In the following years branches were set up in Manchester , Saint Petersburg , Stockholm , Zurich , Liège , New York and other locations.

Against the resistance of the Buckau citizens' assembly, Budenberg and Christian Andreas Schmidt pushed through the construction of a gas plant in 1862 , which he financed himself.

In 1881 he was given the honorary title of Kommerzienrat . Budenbergstrasse was named after him in the Buckau district of Magdeburg .


  • Horst-Günther Heinicke: Budenberg, Christian Friedrich. In: Guido Heinrich, Gunter Schandera (ed.): Magdeburg Biographical Lexicon 19th and 20th centuries. Biographical lexicon for the state capital Magdeburg and the districts of Bördekreis, Jerichower Land, Ohrekreis and Schönebeck. Scriptum, Magdeburg 2002, ISBN 3-933046-49-1 .
  • Lothar Thiede: Magdeburg and its industry. Schäffer & Budenberg, part 1. Kremkau 2005, ISBN 3-934988-34-2 .