The exploration of africa by the british is a story that has been told time and again , often in tiresome detail we have shelves full of biographies of famous explorers like david livingstone and henry morton stanley, along with countless other books on the subject these tales of adventure invariably end in. Famous for: expeditionary voyages throughout asia, middle east, and east africa as one of the earliest known chinese explorers, zheng he (cheng ho) led voyages that brought him through africa, the middle east, south asia, and southeast asia his exploits are written in book entitled biography of our homelands great. The following is a list of explorers: christopher columbus famous italian explorer and possibly the most well-known explorer that ever lived vasco da gama famous portuguese explorer known for being the first european to sail to india name, culture, century, main area/s explored antonio de abreu portuguese, 16th. Continuing on from the 'top twenty british explorers', here are the ones that have made it into the top ten the investigation of the world by british explorers (1896-1899) provided one of the first empathetic studies of indigenous african culture and religion (1903) liverpool school of tropical medicine. Name : livingstone born : 1813 died : 1873 category : explorers finest moment : viewing the victoria falls although an ineffective missionary, his explorations through an unknown africa are astonishing journeys, covering some 30,000 miles he was born in blantyre, 8 miles south of glasgow, on 19 march 1813.
David livingstone was a scottish explorer and missionary who opposed the slave trade after witnessing its horrors firsthand in africa get his story on biographycom. European explorers shared some of the reasons for travelling round africa with muslim fellow travelers, but had others peculiar to the time perhaps the most famous british traveller of all was david livingstone who was the first european, although not first african, to cross the continent from the zambezi to luanda on the. Park made life difficult for subsequent explorers because of his habit of shooting africans more or less on sight henry morton stanley, who had in 1871 succeeded in finding and succoring livingstone (originating the famous line dr livingstone, i presume), started again for zanzibar in 1874 in one of the.
Exploring africa an exhibit of maps and travel narratives archived online exhibit this exhibit was originally displayed february-april 1997 at the thomas cooper library, university of the most famous of the victorian african explorers, david livingstone, a shopkeeper's son from blantyre scotland, had. Arguments ensued, cementing a firm hatred between stanley and pasha stanley finally convinced pasha to leave with the remains of the expedition, setting off on a grueling trip back through africa they finally met up with some german explorers, and made it back to the port town of bagamoyo in 1889. In 1488, portuguese explorer bartolomeu dias (c 1450-1500) became the first european mariner to round the southern tip of africa, opening the way for a sea route from europe to asia dias' ships rounded the perilous cape of good hope and then sailed around africa's southernmost point, cabo das agulhas, to enter the.
This heart of africa remained one of the last remaining blank spots on world maps of the later 19th century (alongside the arctic, antarctic and the interior of the amazon basin) it was left for 19th-century european explorers (including those searching for the famed sources of the nile, notably john hanning speke, david. Studyworld famous explorers of africa mungo park was a scottish explorer who led one of the first expeditions to investigate the course of the niger river in western africa mungo park was a 23 year-old scottish surgeon surgeon who had just returned from a journey to sumatra on a ship of the east india company.
In other parts of the world at the same time there were explorers and adventurers who were going to set up important trade routes and centres european explorer the most famous of european traders who travelled to the east and shared their knowledge of what they saw was marco polo marco was a. After nothing was heard from him for many months, henry stanley, an explorer and journalist, set out to find livingstone this resulted in their meeting near lake tanganyika in october 1871 during which stanley uttered the famous phrase: 'dr livingstone i presume' with new supplies from stanley, livingstone continued. Africa – missionaries and explorers until the advent of the european enterprise, represented by both mission and commerce, there were no roads in africa more than half of the twenty greatest names of the early church from ad 150 to 400 and a like proportion of christian writers of the same period were north african. Prince henry the navigator portugal (1394-1460) explorers of africa goals of exploration: establish a christian empire in western africa impact: trips funded by henry the navigator led to more exploration of western africa find new sources of gold create maps of the african coast bartolomeu días portugal ( 1450-1500.
Henry morton stanley is another famous explorer who spent a great deal of time in africa most people know him from the famous quote, dr livingstone, i presume, which is how he allegedly greeted fellow explorer and missionary david livingstone upon locating him in tanzania back in 1871. Wherever possible, jeal gives names and personalities to the guides, translators and porters who supported, escorted, steered, fed, protected and not infrequently carried these explorers into the heart of africa, in order to “discover” places that africans already knew were there when livingstone finally died.
Dates expeditions, scoutings or military explorations testimonies v° century bc dot first attempt of africa's circumnavigatio by hanno the navigator, carthaginian suffet dot foundations of carthaginian colonies (kerne on rio-de- oro area - casamance today) near sierra leone and cherbo island, the expedition has to. Explorers of libya, the sahara desert and north africa, from berber nasamons and herodotus to barth and foucauld, women explorers of libya & the sahara, expeditions to libya's interior, lake chad, river niger, timbukto, timbuktu, ghadames, murzuq and the sudan, discoverers and travellers of libya and the sahara,. Described as “el negro,” navigator and explorer pedro alonso niño, son of a white spaniard and enslaved african woman, has long been acknowledged for accompanying columbus on his first expedition to the americas in 1492 as the pilot of the santa maria although pedro is one of the most well-known.
Famous explorers including christopher columbus, vasco de gama, marco polo , sir ernest shackleton and leif eriksson portuguese explorer who was the first european to reach india by sea de gama made a direct voyage to india – travelling around the cape of good hope in south africa – arriving in calicut in 1498. The continent of africa represented for many centuries a great mystery to the rest of the world its vast lands remained uncharted all up to late years of 19th century , when many european countries became invested into colonization of this continent. Dr david livingstone took the gospel to africa in word and deed as a medical doctor he treated the sick, earning him the necessary trust and respect to teach the love of christ which many africans freely embraced then livingstone turned his attention to exploration, seeing this work as much a spiritual calling as.