Europe and Asia

Who was Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1862) was a German geographer who explored South America, Europe, and Russia. Von Humboldt traveled deep within the Amazon rain forests, developed the first weather map, and wrote a five-volume encyclopedia in which he sought to describe all of human knowledge about the Earth. Von Humboldt was the world’s last great polymath (one of encyclopedic learning).


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