Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt forgotten!
Consider my eyes opened! Most everyone has heard of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt–usually referred to as ‘Humboldt’–but if you’re like me you had no idea of his impact and that some people consider him more influential than Charles Darwin!
During his career Herr Humboldt (1769 – 1859, Berlin) met with two US presidents: Thomas Jefferson (a scientist himself) and James Madison. Wonder if there’s a record of what they discussed!