Heinrich Barth

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Birthday
16, 1821
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 25, 1865 (44)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1821
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 25, 1865 (44)

About

German explorer who was one of the first people to map out Africa.

Before Fame

He was part of an expedition across the Sahara desert into modern day West Africa.

Trivia

Despite terrible conditions and the loss of several members of the expedition, he traveled thousands of miles and gathered enough observations for a four-volume book.

Family Life

He grew up in Berlin, where he studied various languages.

Associated With

Jan Van Reibeeck was another famous European who explored Africa.