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David Livingstone
b. March 19, 1813 – d. May 1, 1873 • Doctor • Missionary
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Livingstone, David
Livingstone, David (1813–73), missionary and explorer. A native of Blantyre in Strathclyde, he educated himself by omnivorous reading while employed in a cotton factory. The study of Thomas Dick’s Philosophy of a Future State determined him to devote his life to missionary work and the alleviation of
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Livingstone, David
Livingstone, David (1813–1873)His family were members of an evangelical independent chapel. As a candidate for service with the London Missionary Society, Livingstone began medical training at the Andersonian Medical School, Glasgow. He had prepared by going to night school while working in the mill.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Livingstone, David
Livingstone, David (1813–73). Son of poor Scots, L. was reared in the atmosphere of evangelical piety and decided to be a missionary. He was named missionary to Africa under the London Missionary Society. His missionary work resulted in great discoveries, providing for the West valuable geographical,
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David Livingstone
MissionariesDavid LivingstoneMissionary-explorer of Africa“[I am] serving Christ when shooting a buffalo for my men or taking an observation, [even if some] will consider it not sufficiently or even at all missionary.”With four theatrical words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”—words journalist
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Livingstone, David
Livingstone, David (1813–1873)Scottish missionary and explorerBorn at Blantyre of “poor and pious parents,” Livingstone was only ten when he began working fourteen-hour days in the cotton mill. Snatched sentences from a book on his spinning jenny, followed by two hours of night school, augmented his