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Livingstone, David

(Livingston; 1813–73). Scot. miss. and explorer; b. Blantyre, Lanark, Scot.; d. Chitambo's Village, on the Lulimala, in Ilala, N. Rhodesia, Afr.; studied med. and theol. at Glasgow; volunteered to LMS 1838; left Eng. for Bechuanaland, S Afr., December 1840; arrived Cape Town March 14, Kuruman July 31, 1841; traveled 2 yrs.; miss. 9 yrs.; exploration predominated 1852–73; in Eng. 1856–58; severed connection with LMS 1857; Brit. consul 1858. Lost contact with outside world 1868 while exploring cen. Afr.; found November 1871 by H. M. Stanley.* Buried in Westminster Abbey, London. Works include Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. See also Africa. B 2, 5; Moffat, Robert; Susi.


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