Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1769-09-14
Death 1859-05-06
Gender:
Male
Germans
German, Spanish; Castilian, English, French

Biographical notes:

Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory.

Source:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. "About the Foundation - Alexander von Humboldt." Accessed June 20, 2011

From the guide to the Humboldt, Alexander von, Papers, [ca. 1803, 1824, 1878], (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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Subjects:

  • English literature
  • Botany--South America
  • Audio tape
  • Gold mines and mining--Charts, diagrams, etc.--Facsimiles
  • Silver mines and mining--Charts, diagrams, etc.--Facsimiles
  • Horticulture
  • Travel
  • Russian
  • Explorers--Correspondence
  • Astronomy
  • Voyages and travels
  • Scientific expeditions--History--19th century
  • Botany
  • Tobacco--Seeds--Collection and preservation
  • Beyond Early America
  • Egyptology--19th century
  • Manuscript maps--Specimens
  • Scientific expeditions--Mexico--History--19th century
  • Science In Europe
  • Manuscripts, French
  • Plant collectors--Correspondence
  • Science and technology
  • Plant collecting--History--19th century--Sources
  • Marine biology
  • Diplomats--Correspondence
  • Authors
  • Scientists--Correspondence
  • Botany--Mexico--History
  • Naturalists--Correspondence
  • Natural history
  • Botany--History
  • Science publishing
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geomagnetism--Maps, Manuscript--Facsimiles
  • Radio scripts
  • Tobacco--Collection and preservation

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Places:

  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Oceania (as recorded)
  • Casiquiare River (Amazonas, Venezuela) (as recorded)
  • Austria, Europe (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) (as recorded)
  • Pitcairn Island (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Rio Negro Region (Amazonas, Brazil) (as recorded)
  • New Spain (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • France--Paris (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • Charleston County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Greece, Europe (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Iran, Asia (as recorded)
  • Germany, Europe (as recorded)
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire (as recorded)
  • Naturalists - England (as recorded)
  • Punjab, India (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Transylvania, Central Europe (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • St. Vincent, West Indies (as recorded)