Mungo Park (explorer)

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Mungo Park
Mungo Park portrait bw.jpg
Mungo Park (explorer)
Born11 September 1771
Died1806 (aged 35)
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Known forExploration of African continent
Scientific career
FieldsExploration
Surgery

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