The statue of german scientist alexander von humboldt in front of the main building of the alexander von humbolt university in central berlin on april 27, 2011. This study presents an in-depth analysis of alexander von humboldt's descriptions and critical comments on the colonial society of the different regions he visited during his well-known expedition through the americas (1799-1804) the criticisms of colonialism that he expressed, reflecting his. The american travel journals of alexander von humboldt (1769-1859) are some of the most important documents in the history of science and of travel literature, and some of the politically and socially most important texts of the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century.
Enjoy millions of the latest android apps, games, music, movies, tv, books, magazines & more anytime, anywhere, across your devices. Two scientists and sailors from the spanish navy, jorge juan and antonio de ulloa, the italian sailor and explorer alessandro malaspina, and the german sage alexander von humboldt were the main actors in three great voyages to spanish america between the second-third of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Alexander von humboldt was a german scientists who left a detailed description of his visits to the spanish empire around 1800 the laws of spain prevented entry to all non-spanish europeans to the spanish empire humboldt's comments as an outsider are then, especially valuable mexico is the.
The enlightenment in latin america and mexico 1780 – 1820 with the european enlightenment to the late 18 th century came the encylopedist movement of condorcet and diderot in france, the german romantic poets goethe and schiller and philosophers kant and hegel, and the austrian and german musicians, handel, mozart, beethoven. As a young man, he undertook a five year, groundbreaking exploration of the americas from 1799 to 1804 (spending much of that time in latin america, including a year in venezuela alone), and in 1829, at age 60, undertook another arduous expedition in russia and siberia. The research alexander von humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the americas in the early nineteenth-century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology but his visit to cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world humboldts most controversial book, political.
Alexander von humboldt seemed to know just about everything the 34-year-old german explorer dropped by the white house in 1804 to chat with president thomas jefferson, who was always eager to. Alexander von humboldt, in full friedrich wilhelm heinrich alexander, freiherr (baron) von humboldt, (born sept 14, 1769, berlin—died may 6, 1859, berlin), german naturalist and explorer who was a major figure in the classical period of physical geography and biogeography—areas of science now included in the earth sciences and ecology. [alexander von] humboldt and [expedition colleague, naturalist aimé] bonpland wished to make experiments in their own house with these animals, but for three days they could meet with no specimen, on account of the exaggerated fears of the people for the electric effects of these animals. Our ecological imagination—our sense of nature as a global, interconnected and sacred whole—has roots in many sources a relatively unfamiliar one is the work of alexander von humboldt (1769-1859), a manic, prolific explorer and naturalist of the german romantic era.
Wilhelm (friedrich wilhelm christian karl ferdinand) von humboldt, german man of letters extraordinary, close friend of the poets goethe and schiller, whose life’s work encompasses the areas of philosophy, literature, linguistics, anthropology, education, and political thought as well statesmanship was born in potsdam on june 23, 1767 and died at tegel near berlin on april 8, 1835. While in new spain from 1803 to 1804, alexander von humboldt interacted with some of its landscapes and the texts that represented them analysis of those interactions regarding the basin of. Wilhelm von humboldt's philosophy of language, its sources and influence, edwin mellen press, 2002 trabant, jürgen « sprachsinn: le sens du langage, de la linguistique et de la philosophie du langage » in la pensée dans la langue. News people profiles alexander von humboldt: the eccentric explorer was 'the most famous man in the world after napoleon’ andrea wulf has written a biography about the prussian-born gadget.
Jeroen dewulf is associate professor in the department of german, where he teaches courses in both german studies and dutch studies he is the current director of uc berkeley's institute of european studies. Humboldt and jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer alexander von humboldt (1769–1859) and the american statesman, architect, and naturalist thomas jefferson (1743–1826) in the wake of his famous expedition through the spanish colonies in the spring of 1804, humboldt visited the united states, where he. Alexander von humboldt was born in berlin in 1769 he was raised by his mother after the age of nine (his father, a prussian military officer, died in 1779) during his early years, alexander was tutored at home together with his brother wilhelm.