Krapf, Johann Ludwig

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Krapf, Johann Ludwig Gender: M
born on 11 January 1810 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Derendingen, Germany, 48n3013, 9e0308
Timezone LMT m9e0308 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°49 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 02°44'

Johann Ludwig Krapf


German missionary in East Africa, as well as an explorer, linguist, and traveller. Krapf played an important role in exploring East Africa with Johannes Rebmann. They were the first Europeans to see Mount Kenya with the help of Kikuyus who dwelled at its slopes and Kilimanjaro. Krapf also played a key role in exploring the East African coastline.

Johann Ludwig Krapf died on 26 November 1881 at age 71 in Korntal near Stuttgart, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1810, no. 1).


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
  • Vocation : Religion : Missionary
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer