David Livingstone

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Birthday
19, 1813
Birthplace
Blantyre, Scotland
Death Date
May 1, 1873 (60)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1813
Birthplace
Blantyre, Scotland
Death Date
May 1, 1873 (60)

About

First European to discover the waterfall that was later named Victoria Falls. He also became the the subject of the immortal quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

Before Fame

He was employed as a piecer and spinner in the local cotton mill for 16 years.

Trivia

His popularity led to the discovery of sources that led to the River Nile.

Family Life

His kids grew up without a father and his wife perished from malaria while trying to follow him to Africa.

Associated With

The New York Herald sent Henry Morton Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone after he vanished from the public eye for six years.