The New International Encyclopædia/Sievers, Wilhelm

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SIEVERS, Wilhelm (1860—). A German geographer, born at Hamburg. He was educated at Jena, Göttingen, and Leipzig, and was made privat-docent at Würzburg in 1887 after extensive travels in Venezuela and Colombia. In 1892 he undertook for the Geographical Society of Hamburg further explorations in South America. The following publications bear his name: Reise in der Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (1888); Die Kordillere von Merida (1888) and Venezuela (1888); Allgemeine Länderkunde (5 vols., 1891-95); and Zweite Reise in Venezuela (1896).