Adolf Luederitz

Adolf Luederitz

Birth
Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Death 30 Oct 1886 (aged 52)
Namibia
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 114738410 · View Source
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Franz Adolf Eduard Lüderitz (16 July 1834 – 30 October 1886) was a German merchant and founder of the first German colony in Southwest Africa.

He was born in Bremen, where he engaged in the tobacco business with his father, who died in 1878. Adolf Lüderitz succeeded to the management of the business. He had traveled to the United States from 1854 to 1859.

In 1881, he established a factory at Lagos, and in 1883, he acquired land in southwest Africa which he placed under the protection of the German Empire in 1884. He drowned in the Orange River in 1886.


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  • Created by: Rolf Temme
  • Added: 1 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114738410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolf Luederitz (16 Jul 1834–30 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114738410, ; Maintained by Rolf Temme (contributor 48161410) Body lost at sea.