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Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander (Alexander) von Humboldt

1769–1859

Prussian naturalist, geographer, and traveller. Official in the Prussian mining service, 1792–6. Explored northern South America, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States, 1799–1804. Travelled in Siberia in 1829. Foreign member, Royal Society of London, 1815.

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