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Neu-Wied, Prince Alexander Maximilian 1782-1867

Military officer; born in Neu-Wied, Germany, Sept. 23, 1782. On his retirement from the Prussian army in 1806 he devoted the remainder of his life to science. He travelled throughout the United States west of the Rocky Mountains in 1833, forming an extremely valuable botanical and zoological collection, which is now in the Museum of Natural History, New York City. He published a record of his travels in North America in 1838. He died in 1867

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