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Noun: Humboldt  'húm,bówlt
  1. German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
    - Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt, Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
  2. German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
    - Baron Alexander von Humboldt, Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt

Type of: natural scientist, naturalist, philologist, philologue

Encyclopedia: Humboldt, SK