Percy Fawcett

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Birthday
18, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 29, 1925 (57)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1867
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 29, 1925 (57)

About

Explorer of South America who disappeared without a trace. Prior to becoming an explorer, he served as an officer in the Royal Artillery.

Before Fame

After several years in the army, he grew tired with the life and found that surveying was a better job.

Trivia

He set out on an expedition to find a lost city deep in the Brazilian wilderness, and that was the last anyone ever heard of him.

Family Life

His son accompanied him on his expedition and likewise disappeared.

Associated With

John Franklin was another famous explorer who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, though he vanished in the Antarctic wilderness.