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Doctor David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa. He was the first European to see Victoria Falls to which he gave the English name in honour of his monarch. His meeting with H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"

Although Livingstone was wrong about the Nile, he discovered for western science numerous geographical features, such as Lake Ngami, Lake Malawi, and Lake Bangweulu in addition to Victoria Falls mentioned above. He filled in details of Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru and the course of many rivers, especially the upper Zambezi, and his observations enabled large regions to be mapped which previously had been blank. Even so, the furthest north he reached, the north end of Lake Tanganyika, was still south of the Equator and he did not penetrate the rainforest of the River Congo any further downstream than Ntangwe near Misisi.[11]Livingstone was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society of London and was made a fellow of the society, with which he had a strong association for the rest of his life.

Born 19 March 1813 Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland Died 1 May 1873 (aged 60)near Lake Bangweulu, Zambia Cause of death Malaria & dysentery Resting place The Collegiate Church of St Peter at WestminstE

David Livingstone was born on 19 March 1813 in the mill town of Blantyre, beside the bridge crossing into Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, into a Protestant family believed to be descended from the highland Livingstones, a clan that had been previously known as the Clan MacLea. Born to Neil Livingstone

Missionary work in southern Africa


  • Reubs 11 years ago

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    really good