Gustav Nachtigal

1834 - 1885

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Gustav Nachtigal (pronounced [ˈɡustaf ˈnaxtɪɡal]; born 23 February 1834 – 20 April 1885) was a German military surgeon and explorer of Central and West Africa. He is further known as the German Empire's consul-general for Tunisia and Commissioner for West Africa. His mission as commissioner resulted in Togoland and Kamerun becoming the first colonies of a German colonial empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Nachtigal has received more than 55,787 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Gustav Nachtigal is the 184th most popular explorer (down from 174th in 2019), the 2,153rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,780th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Explorer.

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Among explorers, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 184 out of 405Before him are Lincoln Ellsworth, Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Knut Haugland, Ruy López de Villalobos, Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, and Vasily Tatishchev. After him are William Parry, Ingvar the Far-Travelled, António de Abreu, Jimmie Angel, Francisco de Bobadilla, and Diego de Almagro II.

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Among people born in 1834, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 32Before him are Infanta Amalia of Spain, Hetty Green, Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, William Chester Minor, and Samuel Pierpont Langley. After him are Heinrich von Treitschke, Ewald Hering, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, Kamehameha IV, José Hernández, and Herman Snellen. Among people deceased in 1885, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 25Before him are Princess Elisabeth of Prussia, Ferdinand Hiller, Zuo Zongtang, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, and Narcís Monturiol. After him are Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Henri Milne-Edwards, George B. McClellan, Charles Rogier, Pierre Edmond Boissier, and Louis Riel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 2,153 out of 5,289Before him are Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach (1721), Barbara Sukowa (1950), Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1873), Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1522), Felix Bernstein (1878), and Ulrich Mühe (1953). After him are Viktor Meyer (1848), Stefan Heym (1913), Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1878), Helene Mayer (1910), Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720), and Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1819).

Among EXPLORERS In Germany

Among explorers born in Germany, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 8Before him are Carsten Niebuhr (1733), Heinrich Barth (1821), Adam Olearius (1603), Hans Staden (1525), Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676), and Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1873). After him are John Sutter (1803), Julius Klaproth (1783), Nikolaus Federmann (1505), Wilhelm Filchner (1877), Carl Peters (1856), and Karl Weyprecht (1838).