Georg Schweinfurth

(1836 - 1925)

The son of German fugitives from the Napoleonic Wars, Georg Schweinfurth was born in Latvia in 1836. From 1863 to 1866 he explored Egypt and the Sudan; upon his return to Berlin, he received a grant to undertake a botanical exploration of Central Africa. 

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c. 1870 | Bahr el Ghazal


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