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[huhm-bohlt; for 1, 2 also German hoo m-bawlt] /ˈhʌm boʊlt; for 1, 2 also German ˈhʊm bɔlt/
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander
[free-drikh hahyn-rikh ah-lek-sahn-duh r] /ˈfri drɪx ˈhaɪn rɪx ˌɑ lɛkˈsɑn dər/ (Show IPA),
Baron von
[fuh n] /fən/ (Show IPA),
1769–1859, German naturalist, writer, and statesman.
his brother, (Karl) Wilhelm
[kahrl vil-helm] /kɑrl ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA),
Baron von, 1767–1835, German philologist and diplomat.
a town in NW Tennessee.
a river in NE Nevada, flowing W and SW to the Humboldt Sink. 290 miles (467 km) long. Unabridged
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/ˈhʌmbəʊlt; German ˈhʊmbɔlt/
Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von (alɛˈksandər fɔn). 1769–1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799–1804). In Kosmos (1845–62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1835, German philologist and educational reformer
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  (hŭm'bōlt', hm'bôlt')   
German naturalist and writer who explored South America, Cuba, and Mexico (1799-1804) and recorded a wide range of species, particularly plants, and attempted to explain their geographic distribution with respect to their environment. His work laid the foundation the science of ecology.
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