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 Kikuyus who dwelled at its slopes and Kilimanjaro. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Ludwig Krapf has received more than 105,177 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Ludwig Krapf is the 378th most popular explorer, the 4,001st most popular biography from Germany and the 23rd most popular German Explorer.

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Among explorers, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 378 out of 405Before him are Edward Wilson, Hubert Wilkins, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Lachlan Macquarie, Tim Severin, and Vassili Poyarkov. After him are John Moresby, Herbert Ponting, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Tom Crean, Wiley Post, and Allan Cunningham.

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Among people born in 1810, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 75Before him are Johan August Wahlberg, Julián Castro, Lorenzo Batlle y Grau, Alphonso Taft, Nicolae Golescu, and William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong. After him are Carl Mayet, Jeremiah S. Black, Ernestine Rose, Philip Francis Thomas, Robert Toombs, and Horatio Seymour. Among people deceased in 1881, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 66Before him are Robert Mallet, Salvador Jovellanos, George Borrow, Josip Jurčič, Alexandru G. Golescu, and William Burges. After him are Samuel Palmer, John C. Pemberton, Isaac Israel Hayes, and Sidney Lanier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 4,001 out of 5,289Before him are Norbert Nigbur (1948), Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (1914), Angelique Kerber (1988), Max Lorenz (1939), Siegmar Wätzlich (1947), and Uwe Rösler (1968). After him are Armin Veh (1961), Peter Frenkel (1939), Hans Eichel (1941), Bernard Knubel (1872), Ian Ashley (1947), and Allison Mack (1982).

Among EXPLORERS In Germany

Among explorers born in Germany, Johann Ludwig Krapf ranks 23Before him are Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser (1540), Adolf Lüderitz (1834), Hermann Wissmann (1853), Albert von Le Coq (1860), Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs (1831), and Johannes Rebmann (1820).