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University

1836

Livingstone entered Anderson’s College, Glasgow (now University of Strathlyde) in 1836, and he also attended Greek and theology lectures at the University of Glasgow. Planning to enter medical school, he engaged a local Catholic man to tutor him in Latin.

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone  was a Scottish physician, Congregationalist, and pioneer Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late 19th-century Victorian era. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class “rags-to-riches” inspirational story,…

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