David Livingstone. David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa.
His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume? " Perhaps one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, Livingstone had a mythic status, which operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. David Livingstone's Life. Lithograph of Blantyre, David Livingstone's birthplace Credit: Wellcome Library, London David Livingstone was born 19 March 1813 to a working-class family in Blantyre, Scotland, the second of seven children.
The family shared a room in a tenement building owned by the mill company where Livingstone started working at the age of ten. He was taught to read and write by his father, and in addition to schooling in the evenings provided by the company, he taught himself Latin and developed a love of natural history. History - Historic Figures: David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) David Livingstone. David Livingstone, the famous Scottish missionary and explorer, was born on 19 March 1813 and died at Ilala in the centre of Africa in May 1873.
On hearing of his death A. P. Dr David Livingstone. Born in Blantyre in 1813, David Livingstone was the son of a shopkeeper.
He started work at the age of 10 but nevertheless managed to educate himself and to study medicine and theology at Glasgow University to become a missionary doctor. David Livingstone. David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) After qualifying in medicine his strong theological bent led him to become a missionary.
Owing to the Opium War his original desire to work in China could not be fulfilled, and in December 1840 he was allotted to a mission in Bechuanaland (now Botswana), where he arrived in July 1841. David Livingstone. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.
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David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855 from what is now known as Livingstone Island, one of two land masses in the middle of the river, immediately upstream from the falls on the Zambian side. Livingstone named his discovery in honour of Queen Victoria, but the indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya—"the smoke that thunders"—continues in common usage as well.
The nearby national park in Zambia, for example, is named Mosi-oa-Tunya, whereas the national park and town on the Zimbabwean shore are both named Victoria Falls. The World Heritage List officially recognizes both names. Zambia - Victoria Falls. Ictoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below. The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges. Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. Victoria Falls. One waterfall.
Hundreds of options on the Zambezi. Victoria Falls is one of two World Heritage Sites on the Zambezi River. Our local Victoria Falls office is ideal for managing your bookings to one of the most celebrated natural wonders of the world. Plan your visit on Victoria Falls Safari Network. The Zambezi River flows broad and placid to the brink of a 1700 mm wide basalt lip before taking a 100 metre headlong plunge into the thunderous, frothy chasm of the Batoka Gorge below. Victoria Falls and Livingstone on either side of the Fall, provide easy access to the national parks in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia or Namibia as well as South Africa, for regular safaris. Once the river has taken its plunge, things change ... Seven Natural Wonders. If you love Nature Victoria Falls Facts: Also called Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders.”Largest waterfall based on width and heightOne mile wide (1.7 km) and 360 feet high (108 meters)Two national parks protect the fallsView Pictures of Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls.com. Edinburgh-Royal Mile Princes Street Gardens- DAVID LIVINGSTONE. David Livingstone was an explorer and Scottish missionary. He was born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire and studied medicine and theology at Glasgow University. He later moved to London and became a minister joining the London Missionary Society. In 1840 he worked in Beuchanaland (now Botswana) but was unable to reach South Africa because of the Boer war.
During his explorations in Africa between 1852-56 his mission was, to open trade routes whilst gathering useful information about the lagely unknown continent. Livingstone Memorial. The Livingstone Memorial built in 1899 marks the spot where missionary explorer David Livingstone died on 4 May 1873 in Chief Chitambo's village at Ilala near the edge of the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia.
His heart was buried there under a mpundu (also called mvula) tree by his loyal attendants Chuma, Suza Mniasere and Vchopere, before they departed for the coast carrying his body. In their party was a European-educated African man named Jacob Wainwright who carved the inscription "LIVINGSTONE MAY 4 1873" and the names of the attendants on the tree. David Livingstone Centre.