The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, the most famous scientist of his time, dies quietly at his home in Berlin in his ninetieth year. He is known around the world for his scientific explorations and remarkable study of all aspects of nature across the globe. His funeral will take place with great ceremony in his native Germany and the first anniversary of his death will be celebrated internationally. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 381.