Alexander von Humboldt in France - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 100:

I saw several times at my friend Leo's house, was Alexander von Humboldt, certainly the most celebrated man of his time. When the invitation bore the words ' To meet Humboldt,' the rooms were naturally crowded, and he was the cynosure of all eyes. Wherever he stood a crowd of eager listeners assembled around him, all mute and full of reverence, and intent on every word that fell from his lips. He never attempted to lead or originate a conversation in the true sense of the word ; he always spoke alone, delivering a lecture on one subject or another, and was never anxious to hear anybody else's…   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 100. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427405203657 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: France

Listeners

Alexander von Humboldt
explorer, naturalist, Geographer
1769-1859

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:26:43 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:33:43 +0100