David Livingstone


David Livingstone

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 1 May 1873 (aged 60)
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 1276 View Source
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Scottish missionary and philanthropist. Livingstone was a great explorer and missionary, with expeditions of the Zambezi, the discovery of the Victoria Falls and the first European to cross the African continent from coast to coast to his credit. His search for the sources of the Nile and Congo rivers occupied him to the point of obsession for several years. He is also famous for the "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?" incident along with fellow explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Stanley was sent to find Livingstone by the New York Herald proprietor James Gordon Bennett.


Brought by faithful hands over land and sea here rests
David Livingstone,
Missionary, traveller, philanthropist,
Died at Chitambo's village, (can't read).

For 30 years his life was spent in an unwearied effort to evangelize the native races, to explore the undiscovered secrets, to abolish the desolating slave trade of Central Africa, where with his last words he wrote, " All I can add in my solitude is may heaven's rich blessing come down on every one, American, English, or Turk who will help to heal this open sore of the world."

'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: Them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice.'

"Tantus amor veri, nihi (can't read) quam fluvii causas per (can't read)"

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