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Wife’s death


In 1862, Livingstone’s wife Mary joined him at Lake Malawi, and shortly afterwards died of malaria at Shupanga, Mozambique.

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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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