Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre

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Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre

(āmā` zhäk` älĕksäN`drə bôNpläN`), 1773–1858, French surgeon and naturalist who accompanied Alexander von HumboldtHumboldt, Alexander, Freiherr von
, 1769–1859, German naturalist, inventor, explorer, and author, the most eminent scientist of his time. His full name is Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt.
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 on his expedition in Latin America. He wrote several works on the plants of Mexico and South America, which he had collected on this journey. For a time he was director of Empress Josephine's gardens at Malmaison. In 1816 he immigrated to South America, residing in Argentina and Paraguay, where he taught, farmed, and conducted botanical research.