Definition of Humboldt, Alexander von in English:

Humboldt, Alexander von

proper noun

  • Baron (1769–1859), German explorer and scientist; full name Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt. He travelled in Central and South America (1799–1804) and wrote on natural history, meteorology, and physical geography.

Pronunciation:

Humboldt, Alexander von

/ˈhʌmbɒlt/