Henry Morton Stanley


Birthday January 28, 1841

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Wales

DEATH DATE May 10, 1904 (63)

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Explorer who was sent to Africa in order to find the lost Dr. David Livingstone.

Before Fame

He was born as John Rowlands, but took on a new name after moving to America.


Upon finding the Scottish missionary, he uttered the famous phrase, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

Family Life

His father died several weeks before his birth, and his family history has been in question.

Associated With

He helped the King of Belgian brutally suppress and control the Congo area tribes. His methods inspired Joseph Conrad's famous book, Heart of Darkness.