Aimé Bonpland

French Explorer and Botanist On this day in 1773, French explorer and botanist Aimé Bonpland was born.  Bonpland had traveled with Alexander von Humboldt in Latin America for five years – from 1799-1804, collecting & classifying 6,000 new plants. He co-authored many books about his discoveries. One of his journal entries says this: “We just…

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