Mungo Park (explorer)
|Born||11 September 1771|
|Died||1806 (aged 35)|
|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 visit the higher parts of the Niger River.
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