David Livingstone Biography
Birthday: March 19, 1813 (Pisces)
Born In: Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
David Livingstone was a Scottish missionary, doctor and an explorer in Africa. He is well-known for his extensive explorations of the African continent. He was one of the most popular national heroes of the 19th century Victorian Britain. He is also credited for shaping the Western attitude towards Africa. He is credited with the discovery of various water bodies such as the famous Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. Seeing the atrocities of slavery he made efforts to help eradicate the African slave trade through ‘Christianity, Commerce and Civilization’. He was a missionary protestant, a scientific researcher, reformer with an inspirational story of rising from rags to riches. His missionary exploration and glorification as posthumous national hero in 1874 resulted in the formation of several central African Christian missionary initiatives and activities.