|Birth Day||February 16, 1821|
|Age||198 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 25, 1865 (age 44)|
He was part of an expedition across the Sahara desert into modern day West Africa.
Despite terrible conditions and the loss of several members of the expedition, he traveled thousands of miles and gathered enough observations for a four-volume book.
He grew up in Berlin, where he studied various languages.
Jan Van Reibeeck was another famous European who explored Africa.