Johann Ludwig Krapf

1810 - 1881

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Johann Ludwig Krapf (11 January 1810 – 26 November 1881) was a German missionary in East Africa, as well as an explorer, linguist, and traveler. Krapf played an important role in exploring East Africa with Johannes Rebmann. They were the first Europeans to see Mount Kenya with the help of Akamba who dwelled at its slopes and Kilimanjaro. Ludwig Krapf visited UKAMBANI in 1849 and again in 1850 and successfully translated the new testament to KIKAMBA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Ludwig Krapf has received more than 136,137 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Ludwig Krapf is the 419th most popular explorer (down from 378th in 2019), the 4,601st most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,999th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Explorer.

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Among explorers, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 419 out of 405Before him are Fyodor Konyukhov, Artur Chilingarov, Vassili Poyarkov, Tom Crean, John Rae, and Elisha Kent Kane. After him are Aleksandra Potanina, Grigory Grum-Grshimailo, Louis Hennepin, Edgeworth David, Charles Sturt, and William Lashly.

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Among people born in 1810, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 84Before him are Carl Mayet, Alphonso Taft, Ernestine Rose, Jeremiah S. Black, Julián Castro, and Louis Fraser. After him are John McCloskey, Tomás Gomensoro Albín, Horatio Seymour, Robert Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, Robert Toombs, and Philip Francis Thomas. Among people deceased in 1881, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 74Before him are Kolyu Ficheto, Samuel Palmer, Isaac Israel Hayes, George Borrow, Alexandru G. Golescu, and John C. Pemberton. After him are William Burges, Thomas François Burgers, and Sidney Lanier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 4,601 out of 6,142Before him are Bernhard Langer (1957), Sebastian Deisler (1980), Klaus Schmidt (1953), Matthias Heidemann (1912), Rosemarie Trockel (1952), and Dolly Haas (1910). After him are Frauke Petry (1975), Bernd Leno (1992), Timur Vermes (1967), Jens Jeremies (1974), Georg Dascher (1911), and Bärbel Bas (1968).

Among EXPLORERS In Germany

Among explorers born in Germany, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 25Before him are Otto Finsch (1839), Hermann Wissmann (1853), Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs (1831), Theodor von Heuglin (1824), Johannes Rebmann (1820), and Carl Koldewey (1837).