Wilfred Thesiger

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Birthday
3, 1910
Birthplace
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Death Date
Aug 24, 2003 (93)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1910
Birthplace
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Death Date
Aug 24, 2003 (93)

About

British explorer and author who rejected the world of technology for a life with the natives of Africa.

Before Fame

He didn't care much for his studies, and took off traveling on his very first summer vacation from college.

Trivia

He braved the dangerous natives of Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia), noting that they were no worse than the chaps he endured in college.

Family Life

He was born into British royalty. His father was a second baron and a diplomat.

Associated With

Hugh Clapperton was another famed explorer of Africa.