Painted portrait of German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Alexander von Humboldt

(1769 - 1859)

German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born during the second great age of discovery. Obtaining permission from the Spanish government to visit its colonies in the Americas, Humboldt and botanist Aimé Bonpland set sail in the summer of 1799, in order to “find out about the unity of nature.” They traversed over six thousand miles during the five-year expedition. Before returning to Europe, Humboldt spent time with Thomas Jefferson at the White House. He eventually settled in Paris, publishing thirty volumes between 1806 and 1834 on his experiences and findings. 

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Voices In Time

1845 | Berlin

Holy Communion

Alexander von Humboldt stares into the image of infinity.More

Voices In Time

1800 | Venezuela

Large Bait

Fishing for eels with Alexander von Humboldt.More

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