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David Livingstone's Life

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Megan Foo

on 16 April 2010

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David Livingstone He was born in Blantyre, Scotland in 1813. His family livied in a tenement building. David Livingstone went to London to complete his medical studies at the British and Foreign Medical School. At the end of the year, he set sail for Africa. In 1843, David Livingstone got a letter telling him to go to where his new missionary staition would be. However, the only way to get there was infested with lions. Someone told him that if one was killed, the rest would leave the area. So, david Livingstone shot a lion. The wounded lion sprang back and bit David Livingstone's arm. David Livingstone married Mary Moffat in 1845. Mary was born in Griquatown, Africa. Mary was sick most of the time while going on her husband's many expeditions. She and her 6 children went back to England while she was recovering David Livingstone went on an expedition with his family to the Zambezi River. In 1851, they reach the Zambezi River. In 1855 David Livingstone was on an expedition on the Zambezi River when he saw a spectacular waterfall, Mosi-oa-Tunya Falls that he named “ Victoria Falls” after Queen Victoria. He was the first European to see the waterfall. David Livingstone was reported missing after he went to lok for the Nile. A journalist/reporter who wanted to search for him, went to Africa to look for him. His name was Sir Henry Morton Stanley. When he reached Africa and found David Livingstone, H. M. Stanley said those famous words “Dr. Livingstone I presume?” H. M. Stanley then gave David Livingstone some new supplies and they decied to travel together to Unyanyembe. In 1872, David Livingstone fell very sick. Despite his bad health, he refused to leave Africa. David Livingstone and Stanley parted ways and David Livingstone went on to search for the Nile in central Africa. Not long after, Livingstone was found dead on his knees and when the Africans found them, they took him back to their village. One year later, his body was shipped back to England to be buried on Westminster Abbey.
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