Episode 3 | Alexander von Humboldt, a scientist you’ve never heard of | Podcast

Alexander von Humboldt 1843 - Painted by Joseph Karl Stieler

You may have heard of the Humboldt Current and of the the Humboldt Penguins but you probably don’t know after whom they were named. Today we feature a very influential scientist that you may never have heard of: Alexander von Humboldt. It was his birthday on September 14, so this is a good time to talk about him. He was a polymath, geographer, scientist, naturalist, explorer, philosopher and painter. Below are some of his drawings. You can check out the blog here.

We hope you enjoy the show and please do check out the website www.360onhistory.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @360onhistory  // Instagram // Facebook

 

Ambystoma mexicanum

Vultur gryphus

Quararibea cordata

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

An 1817 Humboldt manuscript showing a geographic distribution of plants. APS Museum

Isothermal-chart-using-AV-Humboldts-innovation-1823

 

Music: Moonrise by Chad Crouch – Instrumental from Free Music Archive.

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    Good addition
    Ma’am, it’s a good addition to your website. I literally came to know about him just now. I am sure more such valuable content will follow. 👌🏽
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