/ˈhʌmboʊlt; for 1, 2, also German ˈhʊmbɔlt/Show Spelled[huhm-bohlt; for 1, 2, also Germanhoom-bawlt]Show IPA
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander /ˈfridrɪx ˈhaɪnrɪx ˌɑlɛkˈsɑndər/Show Spelled[free-drikhhahyn-rikh ah-lek-sahn-duhr]Show IPA, Baron von /fən/Show Spelled[fuhn]Show IPA, 1769–1859, German naturalist, writer, and statesman.
his brother, (Karl) Wilhelm /kɑrl ˈvɪlhɛlm/Show Spelled[kahrl vil-helm]Show IPA, 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.
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
his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767--1835, German philologist and educational reformer
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.