Emil Holub

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Birthday
7, 1847
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Feb 21, 1902 (54)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1847
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Feb 21, 1902 (54)

About

Explorer of Africa who made some of the first ethnographic studies of the region.

Before Fame

Inspired by travelogues he'd read, he moved to Africa to set up a medical practice.

Trivia

He was widely respected in the Czech Republic. They put his image on banknotes and raised a statue of him in front of the national museum.

Family Life

He grew up near Holice, in the Austrian Empire, which is the modern day Czech Republic.

Associated With

David Livingstone's diaries of his time in Africa inspired Holub to take his own trip to the continent.