Alexander (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr) von Humboldt

Affiliations: 
Paris, Paris-4E-Arrondissement, Île-de-France, France 
Area:
natural history, zoology, meteorology
Website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_von_Humboldt
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Bio:

(1769-1859)
Plewe, Ernst, Humboldt , Alexander in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 10 (1974), S. 33-43 [Onlinefassung]
https://www.hu-berlin.de/de/ueberblick/geschichte/abriss/alex_html
http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/search/what/Portraits/?q=Humboldt
Humboldt was an explorer and naturalist known for his researches in South America, the Caribbean and Russia. Called the founder of modern geography.

Parents

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach research assistant 1789-1790 Universität Göttingen (Chemistry Tree)
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg research assistant 1789-1790 Universität Göttingen
Franz Xaver von Zach research assistant 1792 Gotha Observatory (Astronomy Tree)
Abraham Gottlob Werner grad student 1791-1792 Bergakademie Freiberg (Chemistry Tree)

Children

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Johann Wilhelm Ritter research assistant 1797-1798 University of Jena (Physics Tree)
Arnold Escher von der Linth research assistant 1827-1829 Universität Berlin (Geotree)
William North Rice post-doc 1867-1868 Universität Berlin (Evolution Tree)
Louis Agassiz research scientist 1830-1833 Paris (Neurotree)