Richard Lemon Lander

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Birthday
8, 1804
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1834 (29)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1804
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1834 (29)

About

British explorer who participated in the expedition to map the Niger River.

Before Fame

An extended trip to the West Indies sparked his childhood imagination and inspired him to become an explorer.

Trivia

His adventures in Africa became the basis of several books.

Family Life

His younger brother undertook the second of his three African expedition with him.

Associated With

He was the loyal servant of Hugh Clapperton on his first Africa expedition and commanded it after Clapperton died of disease.