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Prince Maximilian von Wied (1782–1867)

Wied, Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian von (vēd). A German naturalist and traveler; born at Neuwied, Sept. 23, 1782; died on Feb. 3, 1867. He became major-general in the Prussian army, but left it for scientific pursuits. He traveled in Brazil, 1815–17, and in 1833 went on a tour through the United States, writing ‘Travels in Brazil’ (1820); ‘Descriptions of the Natural History of Brazil’ (1824–33); and ‘A Journey through North America’ (1833–43).