Pawel Strzelecki

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Birthday
24, 1797
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 6, 1873 (76)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1797
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Oct 6, 1873 (76)

About

Geologist who explored the topography of Australia, venturing into the country's Snowy Mountains and Australian Alps. Numerous Australian peaks, desert formations, and bodies of water were named in his honor.

Before Fame

He found gold near New South Wales, but at the request of the governor, who feared unrest, he kept the discovery a secret.

Trivia

He was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Family Life

He was born into Polish nobility, but his father may have forged his title as a Count.

Associated With

Like Ludwig Leichhardt, he made a great contribution to the mapping of Australia's geography.