baron von friedrich heinrich alexander humboldt


[huhm-bohlt; for 1, 2, also German hoom-bawlt]
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander [free-drikh hahyn-rikh ah-lek-sahn-duhr] , Baron von [fuhn] , 1769–1859, German naturalist, writer, and statesman.
his brother, (Karl) Wilhelm [kahrl vil-helm] , Baron von, 1767–1835, German philologist and diplomat.
a town in NW Tennessee.
a river in NE Nevada, flowing W and SW to the Humboldt Sink. 290 miles (467 km) long. Unabridged
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Humboldt (ˈhʌmbəʊlt, German ˈhʊmbɔlt)
1.  Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von (alɛˈksandər fɔn). 1769--1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799--1804). In Kosmos (1845--62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
2.  his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767--1835, German philologist and educational reformer

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Humboldt   (hŭm'bōlt', hm'bôlt')  Pronunciation Key 
German naturalist and writer who explored South America, Cuba, and Mexico (1799-1804) and recorded a wide range of species, particularly plants, and attempted to explain their geographic distribution with respect to their environment. His work laid the foundation the science of ecology.
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