Barth, Heinrich

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Barth, Heinrich Gender: M
born on 16 February 1821 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°00' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°51 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°26'

Heinrich Barth


German explorer of Africa and scholar.

Barth is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, as his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he carefully documented the details of the cultures he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of peoples, and collected many. He established friendships with African rulers and scholars during his five years of travel (1850–1855). After the deaths of two European companions, he completed his travels with the aid of Africans. Afterwards, he wrote and published a five-volume account of his travels in both English and German. It has been invaluable for scholars of his time and since.

He died 25 November 1865.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Muller, state archive


  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (explorer of Africa)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession