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STANLEY, Henry Morton (Stanley Henry Morton)

( African explorer.)

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Real name John Rowlands
(1841-1904)
Was born in Denbigh (Wales), January 28, 1841. When the U.S. Civil War began, Stanley served as a clerk in a village shop in Arkansas. Southerners joined the army, was taken prisoner during the battle of Shiloh. Enlisted northerners soon for health reasons was released from military service. Entering a sailor in the merchant navy, was in a shipwreck off the coast of Spain. Then turned on the military ship northerners, but shortly before the war, deserted and went to the West, where he wrote newspaper coverage of campaigns against the Indians.
In the 1867-1868 Stanley as a correspondent for The New York Herald 'covered events of the war in Abyssinia. Given the task to find the missing missionary and explorer David Livingstone in Africa. Discovers traveler November 3, 1871 in the village on the banks Ujiji oz.Tanganika. However, Livingston investigated oz.Tanganika.

As a reporter Stanley participated in the campaign the British Army against the State Ashanti (Ghana). In August 1874 sailed from England in the second African expedition, sailed along the shores of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, sailed down the r.Kongo to the Atlantic Ocean.

In the 1879-1884 Stanley, adopting the suggestion of the Belgian King Leopold II of the expedition in the Congo basin, participated in the creation of the Congo Free State (later - the Belgian Congo). In 1895 he became a member of the House of Commons. In 1899 he was awarded knighted and awarded the Order of the Bath.

Stanley died in London on May 10, 1904.


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