Mungo Park

1771 - 1806

Mungo Park

Mungo Park (11 September 1771 – 1806) was a Scottish explorer of West Africa. After an exploration of the upper Niger River around 1796, he wrote a popular and influential travel book titled Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa in which he theorized the Niger and Congo merged to become the same river. He was killed during a second expedition, having successfully traveled about two-thirds of the way down the Niger. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mungo Park has received more than 15,240 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 198th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Mungo Park ranks 197 out of 438Before him are Leonhart Fuchs, Engelbert Kaempfer, Nicolaes Tulp, Fritz Klein, Leander of Seville, and Bernardo Houssay. After him are Carl von Rokitansky, Werner Haase, Constantine the African, Merit-Ptah, Harvey Cushing, and John O'Keefe.

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Among people born in 1771, Mungo Park ranks 14Before him are Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Alois Senefelder, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Jean-Andoche Junot, and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. After him are Laskarina Bouboulina, Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Ferdinando Paer. Among people deceased in 1806, Mungo Park ranks 19Before him are Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, William Pitt the Younger, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Johann Christoph Adelung, Nicolas Leblanc, and Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily. After him are Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Michel Adanson, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, and Vicente Martín y Soler.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mungo Park ranks 994 out of 5,347Before him are Kenneth Branagh (1960), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Charles Spearman (1863), Neil Gaiman (1960), Orlando Bloom (1977), and Philip Pullman (1946). After him are John Schlesinger (1926), Evelyn Waugh (1903), John McLaughlin (1942), Ruth Rendell (1930), Winifred Wagner (1897), and Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Mungo Park ranks 16Before him are Hans Sloane (1660), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), John Snow (1813), James Black (1924), Frederick Griffith (1879), and Engelbert Kaempfer (1651). After him are Henry Gray (1827), Thomas Willis (1621), Lorna Wing (1928), Thomas Addison (1793), John Hunter (1728), and William Cullen (1710).