Mungo Park (explorer)

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Mungo Park

Mungo Park (explorer)
Born 11 September 1771
Selkirkshire, Scotland
Died 1806 (aged 35)
Bussa, Nigeria
Nationality British
Fields Exploration
Surgery
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Known for Exploration of African continent

Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer of Africa. He was born in Foulshiels near Selkirk on September 11, 1771 and died in 1806 in Yelwa, Nigeria. He was the first Westerner (person from the Western Hemisphere) to discover the Niger River.

Mungo Park commemorative medal