Roberto Ivens

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Birthday
12, 1850
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jan 28, 1898 (47)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1850
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jan 28, 1898 (47)

About

Portuguese explorer who mapped out Africa's interior. He spent a lot of time in both Mozambique and Angola, studying the countries' land and people.

Before Fame

He joined the Portuguese Navy at age twenty.

Trivia

Numerous schools and roads in his native Portugal were named in his honor.

Family Life

His grandfather, William Ivens, was awarded a Coat of Arms by King George III.

Associated With

He was one of several Portuguese explorers of Africa. His countryman Alexandre De Serpa Serpapinto explored Eastern Africa.