Quotes by Alexander von Humboldt

About Alexander von Humboldt:

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic philosophy. 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 measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Author Bio

  • NameAlexander von Humboldt
  • DescriptionPrussian geographer, naturalist and explorer
  • AliasesFriedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
  • BornSeptember 14, 1769
  • DiedMay 6, 1859
  • CountryPrussia; Germany
  • ProfessionGeologist; Explorer; Botanist; Geographer; Geheimrat; Chamberlain; Oceanographer; Demographer; Volcanologist; Travel Writer; Science Writer; Meteorologist; Polymath; Patron; Zoologist; Naturalist; Essayist; Mineralogist; Astronomer; Climatologist; Ethnologist
  • AwardsMerit Order Of The Bavarian Crown; Order Of The Rose; Order Of The Dannebrog; Grand Cross Of The Legion Of Honour; Mexican Imperial Orders; Order Of Christ; Order Of Alexander Nevsky (Russia); Order Of St. Vladimir; Order Of The White Falcon; Order Of Saints Maurice And Lazarus; Order Of Charles III; Pour Le Mérite; Bavarian Maximilian Order For Science And Art; Copley Medal; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science; Knight Of The Order Of St. Alexander Nevsky; Honorary Citizen Of Berlin; Order Of The Black Eagle