Alexander von Humboldt

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Alexander von Humboldt © Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin-Brandenburg (portrait)

Alexander von Humboldt © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Porträt)

Alexander von Humboldt

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He toured South America, crossed Central Asia and knew Europe from the crater rim of Mount Vesuvius to the bottom of the Thames: Alexander von Humboldt is regarded as Germany's best-known universal scholar. The widely traveled naturalist pioneered numerous fields of knowledge at that time - and his work echoes to this day. On September 14, Humboldt would have turned 250 years old.

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- Daniel Albat