Siemens Ernst Werner von
Sie·mens(sē′mənz, zē′-), Ernst Werner von 1816-1892.
German engineer who made notable improvements to telegraphic and electrical apparatus. His brother Karl Wilhelm, later Sir Charles William Siemens (1823-1883), invented a regenerative steam engine and designed a steamship for laying long-distance cables.
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