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?"
He was employed as a piecer and spinner in the local cotton mill for 16 years.
His popularity led to the discovery of sources that led to the River Nile.
His kids grew up without a father and his wife perished from malaria while trying to follow him to Africa.
The New York Herald sent Henry Morton Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone after he vanished from the public eye for six years.