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Last NameHumboldt    
Given NameFriedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander    
alt. NamesF. W. H. A. v. H. ; Alexander von Humboldt ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1769 in Berlin    
Year died1859    
Place of deathBerlin    
Father's occupationchamberlain of crown princess & military officer Alexander Georg von Humboldt (1720-1779)    
RelativesMarie-Elisabeth von Holwede née Colomb (1741-1796) (mother) ; statesman and scholar Wilhelm (1767-1835) (brother) ;    
Educationpupil of etcher artist Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801) ; natural history and sciences    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forAimé Bonpland (1773-1858) ; Achille Richard, Saint-Hilaire & Carl Sigismund Kunth: Nova genera et speciees plantarum (1816) ; Carl L. Willdenow on Linné's Plantarum Mem Acad Roy. Sci. 1804 ; José Celestino Mutis ;    
PatronageLeopoldina, Prussian & Bavarian Academy of Sciences ;    
CollaboratorsAimé Bonpland ; Pierre Antoine Poiteau ; engraver P. J. F. Turpin ; engraver Johann Stephan Capieux ;    
Techniquesbotanical drawing, chalk, watercolor painting, etching, and nature print    
Sample(s)https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e2/dc/b0/e2dcb0e0b336f76aacdc5ef6274a20b9--alexander-von-humboldt-map-art.jpg ;    
Archival sourcesBotanischer Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem ;    
Published sourcesNissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 # 2048 ; H. W. Lack: AvH botanische Forschung 2009: 13, 15, 37, 45 & 65 ; Oliver Lubrich: AvH. Das graphische Gesamtwerk (2014) ; Kury 2014: 168-9 ;    
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