Gustav Nachtigal

1834 - 1885

Gustav Nachtigal

Gustav Nachtigal (pronounced [ˈɡusːtav ˈnaçtɪ:ɡal]; born 23 February 1834 – 20 April 1885) was a German 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 38,879 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 172nd most popular explorer.

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Among EXPLORERS, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 172 out of 367Before him are Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Nikolai Rezanov, Jedediah Smith, Nuno Tristão, Francisco de Bobadilla, and Jean-Baptiste Charcot. After him are Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney, Francisco de Montejo, Vasily Tatishchev, Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, António de Abreu, and Diego de Almagro II.

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Among people born in 1834, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 27Before him are Gaston Planté, Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, Kondō Isami, Viktor Hartmann, Carl Bloch, and John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury. After him are Samuel Pierpont Langley, Heinrich von Treitschke, Piet Joubert, José Hernández, Herman Snellen, and John Gilbert Baker. Among people deceased in 1885, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 25Before him are Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, Zuo Zongtang, Thomas A. Hendricks, Narcís Monturiol, and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. After him are Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, Henri Tresca, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Pierre Edmond Boissier, Henri Milne-Edwards, and Charles Rogier.

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Among people born in Germany, Gustav Nachtigal ranks 1,761 out of 3,763Before him are Friedrich Hossbach (1894), Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (1948), Anne-Sophie Mutter (1963), Marianne Koch (1931), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), and Wilhelm Adam (1877). After him are Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), Edmund Conen (1914), Jacob Philipp Hackert (1737), Johann Froben (1460), Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (1866), and Margaret Sambiria (1230).