Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
Prussian naturalist, explorer, and politician. Patron of L. Agassiz. His Personal Narrative was inspirational to later travellers in the tropics, notably both Darwin and Wallace.
- Field work in the Amazon, 1799-1804
- Field work in Siberia, 1829
- Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctal Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804 (7 vols, 1814-1829)
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