Baron Alexander von Humboldt



  He was a German naturalist and traveler. Humboldt refused to grant del Río priority for the discovery of vanadium, and European chemists followed Humboldt’s lead. It was many years before del Río got proper credit for the discovery.


  1. Student at Freiberg, Germany, Bergakademie (Freiberg Mining School)

  2. Map of location of Humbolt's home in Paris, France

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