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Alexander Von Humboldt

  • Birth 14 Sep 1769 Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • Death 6 May 1859 Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
  • Burial Tegel, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Memorial ID 11644884

Geographer, Explorer. Influenced at an early age, he would become known as “The Co-Father of Geography”, along with Carl Ritter. In 1799 he traveled to colonial South America for a five year expedition gathering as much information as he could. In 1802, he set a world altitude record climbing the Andean peak, Chimborazo. In 1829, Humboldt was invited by Tsar Nicholas I to go to Russia to record and study Siberia. In 1845, Humboldt began writing his most famous work, “Kosmos”, which would state his belief that everything, including humans, were part of an interconnected world. “Kosmos” would ultimately be made up of five volumes and be completed in 1862. Humboldt himself however would die at the age of 90 in 1859.

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  • Originally Created by: G.Photographer
  • Added: 30 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11644884
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Von Humboldt (14 Sep 1769–6 May 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11644884, citing Humboldtschloss, Tegel, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .