Gustav Nachtigal

Gustav Nachtigal

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gustav Nachtigal (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. The Gustav-Nachtigal-Medal, awarded by the Berlin Geographical Society, is named after him. Gustav Nachtigal, the son of a Lutheran pastor, was born at Eichstedt in the Prussian province of Saxony-Anhalt. After medical studies at the universities of Halle, W rzburg and Greifswald, he practiced for several years as a military surgeon. Finding the climate of his native country increasingly detrimental to his health, he went to Algiers and Tunis in North Africa and took part, as a surgeon, in several expeditions into Central Africa.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135948849
  • 9786135948844