Ludwig Leichhardt


Birthday October 23, 1813

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Germany

DISAPPEARED DATE Apr 3, 1848 (34)

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An explorer of Australia who disappeared mysteriously while charting out its northwest regions.

Before Fame

He changed his area of focus from philosophy to natural science, and went to Sydney to explore Australia's interior.


According to some reports, he may have been killed in a tribal war and had his possessions traded by the victors.

Family Life

His father, Christian Hieronymus Matthias Leichhardt, was a farmer.

Associated With

Charles Sturt was another well-known explorer of Australia.