Humboldt, Friedrich Heinrich Alexander Baron ♂
LL.D. 26.3.1853. (Proposed by Sir David Brewster).
His Cosmos (1845-1858) is one of the greatest scientific works ever published. His Voyages… appeared in 30 vols (1807-1817).
Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe, by Alexander von Humboldt....translated from the German by E.C. Otté. Vol. 1. (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849)
- Dictionary of Scientific Biography
- Alexander von Humboldt in Wikipedia.