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The Naturalist is a Commerce Age politician in Age of Empires III, available to all European civilizations. As soon as the player advances to the Commerce Age by choosing her, two Settlers (a Settler Wagon for the Germans) and two Cows with 200 out of 500 food appears in the Home City shipment point.

Much like The Philosopher Prince, choosing The Naturalist is a great option as the Cows, once fully fattened, are a good food bonus after advancing in Age and can make up for the advance cost.

Before the Definitive Edition, choosing The Naturalist gives four Cows and she is available to the Dutch and Germans at a level 10 Home City, and to the Ottomans and Spanish at a level 40 Home City.


Age of Empires III[]

  • The Naturalist ships four Cows.

Definitive Edition[]

  • The Naturalist now ships two Settlers/a Settler Wagon and two semi-fattened Cows.
  • Home City level requirement removed.


  • The Naturalist is the only female politician.