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September 14, 1769 - Alexander von Humboldt who laid the foundation for the field of biogeography is born in Berlin

September 14, 1769 - Alexander von Humboldt who laid the foundation for the field of biogeography is born in Berlin

Richard von Weizsäcker (German politician (CDU) who was the President of West Germany from 1984 to 1990, and then of a reunited Germany from 1990 to 1994)

Richard von Weizsäcker (German politician (CDU) who was the President of West Germany from 1984 to 1990, and then of a reunited Germany from 1990 to 1994)

Alexander von Humboldt - von Humboldt depicted by Charles Willson Peale, 1805 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexander von Humboldt - von Humboldt depicted by Charles Willson Peale, 1805 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kosmos - Alexander von HumboldtKosmos (usually referred to in English as “Cosmos”) is an influential treatise on science and nature written by the German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. (from Wikipedia)  [[MORE]]Kosmos began as a...

Kosmos - Alexander von HumboldtKosmos (usually referred to in English as “Cosmos”) is an influential treatise on science and nature written by the German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. (from Wikipedia) [[MORE]]Kosmos began as a...

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt-- (1767-1835) was a Prussian Minister, philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949.

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt-- (1767-1835) was a Prussian Minister, philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949.

Von Hannover aus baute nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Kurt Schumacher die SPD...

Von Hannover aus baute nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Kurt Schumacher die SPD...

Harriet's education was largely at home through self study. She had early exposure to subjects routinely taught only to males. University study was barred to women at the time, but Harriet maintained a regime of intense, self directed investigation throughout her life. When Harriet was about 15 years of age, and her deafness worsening, she was sent by her parents to stay with her aunt and uncle.

Harriet's education was largely at home through self study. She had early exposure to subjects routinely taught only to males. University study was barred to women at the time, but Harriet maintained a regime of intense, self directed investigation throughout her life. When Harriet was about 15 years of age, and her deafness worsening, she was sent by her parents to stay with her aunt and uncle.

c. 1810: General Gerhard von Scharnhorst by Friedrich Bury (German, painter 1763-1823). Hanoverian-born general in Prussian service from 1801 until his death in 1813.

c. 1810: General Gerhard von Scharnhorst by Friedrich Bury (German, painter 1763-1823). Hanoverian-born general in Prussian service from 1801 until his death in 1813.

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