Thesiger, Wilfred

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Thesiger, Wilfred Gender: M
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
born on 3 June 1910 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9n02, 38e42
Timezone LST m38e50 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°14' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°03 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°38'

Wilfred Thesiger


British explorer, travel writer and photographer, also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one from London"). Thesiger is best known for his travel books Arabian Sands (1959), which recounts his foot and camel crossing of the Empty Quarter of Arabia, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), an account of the Madan, the indigenous people of the marshlands of southern Iraq. He donated his collection of 23,000 travel photographs to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. He died on 24 August 2003 aged 93 in Croydon, London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Wilfred Thesiger in Africa" by Alexander Maitland (HarperCollins UK, 2010): "at Addis Ababa . . . Wilfred Patrick . . . born at 8 p.m. on Friday 3 June 1910."


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Travel photographs)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Photographer)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Travel writer)