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Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 AD - 6 May 1859 AD)

Berlin (Dreamland Library) - His full name is Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt who was born on September 14, 1769 and died on May 6, 1859.

Later it became known as Humboldt and its name was enshrined as the name of the University (Humboldt-Universität) in the city of Berlin Germany.

Humboldt was a German naturalist and explorer. He is also the younger brother of the prominent philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt

His father, a soldier, died when Humboldt was around the age of 9, so at that time he and Wilhelm were displaced by their mother who lived far from Humboldt and her brother. Since being cared for by her mother, Humboldt and her brother received early education from their own mother. The lessons they get are language and mathematics.

When he began to grow up, Humboldt began to study outside the home. He attended the Freiberg Academy of Mines and was educated directly by a well-known geologist, A.G. Werner Humboldt met with George Forester, a draftsman from the second voyage of captain James Cook. In 1792, when Humboldt was exactly 22 years old, he worked in the government of Franconia, Prussia as a mining overseer.

At the age of 27, Humboldt's mother died, leaving a wealth of wealth from the real estate business. The following year, he relinquished his post in government and planned to travel with a plant expert, Aime Bonpland.

In 1835 he invented the weather station. Humboldt also made an isotherm map for the first time, which contained average temperature lines.

Humboldt died on May 6, 1859.
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