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  1. German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
  2. German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Illinois State.
  3. A city in Iowa State.
  4. A city in Kansas State.
  5. A city in Minnesota State.
  6. A city in Nebraska State.
  7. A community in Nevada State.
  8. A city in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  9. A town in South Dakota State.
  10. A city in Tennessee State.
  11. A town in Wisconsin State.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt was a scientist in the field of geography. Alexander was born on September 14th, 1769 in Berlin. He left this life on May 6th, 1859.


Wilhelm von Humboldt was a philosopher. Wilhelm was born on June 22nd, 1767 in Potsdam. He breathed his last breath on April 8th, 1835.


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Fun Facts about the name Humboldt

  • When was the first name Humboldt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Humboldt is Wednesday, June 15th, 1887.
  • How unique is the name Humboldt? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Humboldt. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Humboldt: Your name in reverse order is Tdlobmuh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mtloduhb. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Humboldt born Feb 11, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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