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LIVINGSTON David (Livingstone David)

( Scottish missionary and African explorer.)

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(1813-1873)
Born in Blantyre, near Glasgow, 19 March 1813. In ten years he worked in a textile factory. He graduated from Anderson College, then University of Glasgow, received her medical degree. Turned to the London Missionary Society, which sent him to South Africa. In 1841 Livingston settled in Curumani (sovr. RSA). In 1843-1844 was approximately. 640 km to Mabotsa, in 1849 explored the north-eastern outskirts of the Kalahari Desert to r.Zuga. From there, reached the northeastern tip oz.Ngami. In 1851 it reached r.Zambezi in Sesheke. Passed along the edge of the Kalahari desert and reached r.Linyanti (a tributary of the Zambezi) in the Caprivi region. In 1853 came to Sesheke and climbed r.Zambezi to the confluence of her r.Kabompo. Then, in Luanda (sovr. Angola) went to the west coast of Africa, crossed the continent in the latitudinal direction and went to the eastern coast of Africa in Quelimane (sovr. Mozambique). Following the r.Zambezi in 1855 reached the Victoria Falls.
In 1856 Livingston was greeted with enthusiasm in England, and in 1858 he was appointed consul at Quelimane. Investigated the Zambezi, the Shire and Ruvuma, as well as Lake Chilwa and Niassa. In 1865 led an expedition to Central Africa in order to find the source of the Nile. Visited the lakes Mweru and Bangweulu. During the expedition Livingstone fell ill with fever and was rescued by a journalist G. M. Stanley, who found him on Nov. 3, 1871 in the village on the banks Ujiji oz.Tanganika. During the last attempt to find the source of the Nile Livingston seriously ill and died in a village on the banks Chitambo oz.Bangveulu May 1, 1873

. Among the books Livingstone - Travel and research missionary in South Africa (Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, . 1857) and description of the expedition on the Zambezi River and its tributaries (Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries, . 1865).,


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