David Livingstone (1813-1873) was an Scottish missionary explorer.
In 1841, he went to Africa, reached Lake Ngami (1849), followed the Zambezi to its mouth, saw the Victoria Falls (1855), and went to East and Central Africa (1858-1864), reaching Lakes Shirwa and Malawi. From 1866, he tried to find the source of the river Nile, and reached Ujiji in October 1871.
British explorer Henry Stanley joined Livingstone in Ujiji, and the two explored Africa together. Livingstone not only mapped a great deal of the continent but also helped to end the slave trade by Arabs.
Livingstone died in Old Chitambo (in modern Zambia) and was buried in Westminster Abbey, London.
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David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary.