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Alexander Von Humboldt

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Who is Alexander Von Humboldt?

Alexander von Humboldt: Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

  • born on (246 years ago) in Berlin
  • nationality: Germany, Prussia
  • education: University of Göttingen
  • profession: Scientist, naturalist, explorer, mountaineer
  • died on (156 years ago) in Berlin
  • written works: "Jaguars and Electric Eels", "Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe Vol. 2", "Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe Vol. 3", "Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe Vol. 4", "An abridgement of Humboldt's statistical Essay on New Spain", "Essai sur la geographie des plantes (1807) Facsimile", "Political essay on the kingdom of New Spain", "The travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt"
  • award: - Copley Medal ("For his eminent services in terrestrial physics, during a series of years.")

Characters

  1. Alexander von Humboldt is a fictional character from the 2012 film Measuring the World.
  2. Alexander von Humboldt is a fictional character from the 2012 film Measuring the World.

Artwork

"Alexander von Humboldt" is a painting by German artist Friedrich Georg Weitsch.

  • completed in (210 years ago)
  • media: oil paint
  • genre: Portrait
  • subject: Alexander von Humboldt

Miscellanea

Alexander von Humboldt is a German sailing ship originally built in 1906 by the German shipyard AG Weser at Bremen as the lightship Reserve Sonderburg. She was operated throughout the North and Baltic Seas until being retired in 1986. Subsequently she was converted into a three masted barque by the German shipyard Motorwerke Bremerhaven and was re-launched in 1988 as Alexander von Humboldt.

Phrases with Alexander Von Humboldt

  1. baron alexander von humboldt
  2. baron friedrich heinrich alexander von humboldt

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (2007)

by David Gubbins, Emilio Herrero-Bervera

HUMBOLDT, ALEXANDER VON AND MAGNETIC STORMS Baron Alexander von Humboldt (September 14, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Peru (2017)

by Peter F. Klarén

Named after the Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, the current also supports an extraordinary abundance of marine life. The current's nutrient-rich water nourishes the high productivity of one of the world's largest fisheries, including ...

Google preview¤Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760–1850 (2013)

by Christopher John Murray

Alexander von Humboldt: Leben und Werk. Frankfurt am Main: Weisbecker, 1985. Humboldt, Alexander von, Netzwerke des Wissens. Catalogue of the exhibition Haus der Kulturen der Welt, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Thought (2005)

by Gregory Claeys

The scholar and explorer Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was born in Berlin.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transcendentalism (2009)

by Tiffany K. Wayne

German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt was a prominent scientist of the first half of the 19th century and highly regarded among the Transcendentalists, in particular Ralph Waldo ...

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