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Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
 

Alexander von Humboldt

 
 
Alexander von Humboldt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Alexander von Humboldt Marker
Inscription.  
La comunidad alemana en el estado de Veracruz
en el marco del Bicentenario de la Independencia de la República Mexicana
al
Barón Alexander von Humboldt
1787-1859
Físico e Investigador
Benémerito de la Patria
por decreto del Presidente
Lic. Benito Juarez Garcia
H. Veracruz, Ver. 17 septiembre 2010

English translation:
The German community in the state of Veracruz
as part of the Bicentennial of the Independence of the Mexican Republic
To Baron Alexander von Humboldt
1787-1859
Physicist and Investigator
Most Worthy of the Nation
By Presidential Decree of
Lic. Benito Juárez García
Veracruz, Veracruz, September 17, 2010

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 19° 12.119′ N, 96° 7.903′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker is at the intersection of Comodoro Manuela Azueta and Calle Mariano Arista, on the right when traveling north on Comodoro
Alexander von Humboldt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Alexander von Humboldt Marker
Manuela Azueta. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Heroes of 1914 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse (about 180 meters away); The Centenary of the Mexican Constitution (about 180 meters away); Gran Plaza Malecón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Heriberto Jara Corona (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Mexican Naval Academy (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pedro Sainz de Baranda (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
Regarding Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt arrived in Mexico at Acapulco on March 22, 1803. After traveling through New Spain for almost a year, he stayed in Veracruz from February 18 to March 7, 1804, where he left for Havana, Cuba.

His birth year is 1769, not 1787 as shown on the marker (otherwise he would have been 16 when he made his trip to Mexico!).
 
Alexander von Humboldt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
3. Alexander von Humboldt Marker
This view is looking towards the south.
Alexander von Humboldt image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Alexander von Humboldt
from Famous Men of Science by Sarah Knowles Bolton, 1889.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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