Von Humboldt, Alexander

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von Humboldt, Alexander Gender: M
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
born on 14 September 1769
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif or s_aqucol.18.gif

Alexander von Humboldt


Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work, Kosmos (1845), attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt supported and worked with other scientists, including Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, Justus von Liebig, Louis Agassiz, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Georg von Neumayer, and most notably, Aimé Bonpland, with whom he conducted much of his scientific exploration.

On 24 February 1857, Humboldt suffered a minor stroke, which passed without perceptible symptoms. It was not until the winter of 1858–1859 that his strength began to decline; at 2:30pm on 6 May 1859, he died peacefully in Berlin, aged 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Heim, Ernst Ludwig (born 2 July 1747 Jul.Cal. (13 July 1747 greg.))


  • Other Death 6 May 1859 at 2:30 PM in Berlin (Following a stroke, age 89)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Penfield speculative chart is for 13.30 LMT

Starkman rectified it to 13.49.35 LMT

Sy Scholfield quotes death time from Schwäbischer Merkur: 1859: "Berlin den 7. Mai. Alexander von Humboldt ist gestern Nachmittag 2 1/2 Uhr sanft verschieden."


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Romances with men)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Geography
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Exploring Latin America)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession