Park, Mungo

(1771-1806)
   Traveller, b. near Selkirk, studied medicine at Edin. As a surgeon in the mercantile marine he visited Sumatra, and on his return attracted the attention of various scientific men by his botanical and zoological investigations. In 1795 he entered the service of the African Association, and made a voyage of discovery on the Niger. His adventures were pub. in Travels in the Interior of Africa (1799), which had great success. He m. and set up in practice in Peebles; but in 1805 accepted an invitation by Government to undertake another journey in Africa. From this he never returned, having perished in a conflict with natives. His narratives, written in a straightforward and pleasing style, are among the classics of travel.

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  • Park, Mungo — born Sept. 10, 1771, Fowlshiels, Selkirk, Scot. died с January 1806, near Bussa on the Niger River Scottish explorer of the Niger River. A trained surgeon, Park had traveled to the East Indies before being chosen by the African Association to… …   Universalium

  • Park, Mungo — (10 sep. 1771, Fowlshiels, Selkirk, Escocia– ene. 1806, cerca de Busa, en el río Níger). Explorador escocés del río Níger. Experto cirujano, había viajado a las Indias Orientales antes de ser escogido por la Asociación Africana para encabezar una …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • PARK, MUNGO —    African traveller, born at Foulshiels, near Selkirk; was apprenticed to a surgeon, and studied medicine at Edinburgh; 1791 93 he spent in a voyage to Sumatra, and in 1795 went for the first time to Africa under the auspices of the African… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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