German Conversation – October

Just an interesting fact this time. Alexander von Humboldt’s birthday was on !4th September. The German polymath[1769-1859],who coined the term ‘the cosmos’,has been described as ‘a sort of 19th century David Attenborough’. He has more places and creatures named after him than anyone else! They include rivers,towns,mountains,a glacier,an ocean current,penguins,monkeys,an orchid,a squid and even a sea on the Moon.

 

Sylvia Mountford