William Hovell

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Birthday
26, 1786
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 9, 1875 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1786
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 9, 1875 (89)

About

He became the co-leader, along with Hamilton Hume, of the infamous expedition of Eastern Australia.

Before Fame

When his father was captured and imprisoned by the French, young William dropped out of school to provide for his family.

Trivia

He and Hume saw each other not as partners, but as rivals, which almost doomed their expedition.

Family Life

His father commanded a ship that traded in the Mediterranean.

Associated With

During his expedition he found a river, later named the Murray River, by Australian explorer Charles Sturt.