MISSIONARY, explorer and opponent of the slave trade. In 1838, he joined the London Missionary Society and became passionately interested in Africa. Reports of his explorations and experiences aroused wide interest in England. His principal work was Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (1857).

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  • Livingstone,David — Liv·ing·stone (lĭvʹĭng stən), David. 1813 1873. Scottish missionary and African explorer. He discovered the Zambezi River (1851) and Victoria Falls (1855). Henry M. Stanley found him in Tanzania (1871), and together they attempted to find the… …   Universalium

  • LIVINGSTONE, DAVID —    African traveller and missionary, born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire; began life as a mill worker, studied medicine and theology at Glasgow, and was sent out to Africa by the London Missionary Society in 1840, landed at Port Natal, and addressed… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • David Livingstone — (* 19. März 1813 in Blantyre bei Glasgow; † 1. Mai 1873 in Chitambo am Bangweulusee) war ein schottischer Missionar und ein Afrikaforscher des 19. Jahrhunderts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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