Mungo Park

1771 - 1806

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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 18,906 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Mungo Park is the 217th most popular physician (down from 197th in 2019), the 1,144th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 993rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Physician.

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Among physicians, Mungo Park ranks 217 out of 509Before him are Constantine the African, Marcel Petiot, Horst Schumann, Alexander Bogdanov, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Leonhart Fuchs. After him are John Harvey Kellogg, John O'Keefe, John Hunter, Ludwig Guttmann, Trota of Salerno, and Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis.

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Among people born in 1771, Mungo Park ranks 15Before him are Alois Senefelder, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Jean-Andoche Junot, and Laskarina Bouboulina. After him are Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, Duke Alexander of Württemberg, Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Ferdinando Paer, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Fra Diavolo. Among people deceased in 1806, Mungo Park ranks 23Before him are Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Adanson, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, and Mathurin Jacques Brisson. After him are Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, George Stubbs, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Vicente Martín y Soler, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, and Pavel Tsitsianov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mungo Park ranks 1,144 out of 6,924Before him are John Fisher (1469), PJ Harvey (1969), George Porter (1920), James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (1531), Robert Hardy (1925), and Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971). After him are John Austin (1790), Carol Reed (1906), Twiggy (1949), Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721), Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881), and Ken Hensley (1945).

Among PHYSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among physicians born in United Kingdom, Mungo Park ranks 15Before him are Frederick Griffith (1879), Edgar Adrian (1889), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Thomas Willis (1621), and James Lind (1716). After him are John Hunter (1728), Henry Gray (1827), Hans Sloane (1660), Thomas Hodgkin (1798), Edward Bach (1886), and Thomas Addison (1793).