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Alexander von Humboldt
*1769 in Berlin
+1859 in Berlin
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German
polymath, geographer, naturalist,
explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.
He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher,
and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835).
Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the
foundation for the field of biogeography.
Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical
laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological
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