Georg Forster (1754 - 1794)
Johann Georg Adam Forster was a naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer, journalist, and revolutionary. Forster was admitted to the Royal Society at the early age of twenty-two and came to be considered one of the founders of modern scientific travel literature. Forster was a central figure of the Enlightenment in Germany, and corresponded with most of its adherents, including his close friend Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. His ideas and personality influenced Alexander von Humboldt, one of the great scientists of the 19th century.
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