David Livingstone Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 5 pages of information about the life of David Livingstone.
This section contains 1,363 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the David Livingstone Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography on David Livingstone

David Livingstone (1813-1873) was a Scottish physician and possibly the greatest of all African missionaries, explorers, and antislavery advocates.

Before Livingstone, Africa's interior was almost entirely unknown to the outside world. Vague notions prevailed about its geography, fauna, flora, and human life. Livingstone dispelled much of this ignorance and opened up Africa's interior to further exploration.

David Livingstone was born on March 19, 1813, in Blantyre, coming from Highlanders on his father's side and Lowlanders on his mother's. The Livingstones were poor, so at the age of 10 David worked in the textile mills 14 hours a day, studying at night and on weekends. After some hesitation he joined the Congregational Church of his father. In 1836 he entered the University of Glasgow to study medicine and theology, working during holidays to support himself. In 1840 he received his medical degree, was ordained, and was accepted by the London Missionary Society. He had been...

(read more)

This section contains 1,363 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the David Livingstone Biography
Copyrights
Encyclopedia of World Biography
David Livingstone from Encyclopedia of World Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook