David Livingstone Centenary Medal

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Livingstone medal

The David Livingstone Centenary Medal was established in March 1913 by the Hispanic Society of America. The establishment commemorates the 100th anniversary of David Livingstone’s birth. Designed by Gutzon Borgium, this medal is awarded by the American Geographical Society for "scientific achievements in the field of geography of the Southern Hemisphere".[1]

History[edit]

Livingstone led the Zambezi Expedition from 1858 to 1864. He returned to Africa in 1868, to Zanzibar, where he discovered Lake Victoria and the Lualaba River.

Recipients[edit]

The following people received the award in the year specified:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The AGS Awards Program". American Geographical Society. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  2. ^ "The Cullum Geographical Medal". American Geographical Society. Retrieved June 17, 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Ellsworth Gets Explorer Medal". The New York Times. 1936-04-22. 
  • "Livingstone Medal is Awarded to Byrd". The New York Times. 1929-12-20. 
  • "Byrd is Recipient of Livingstone Medal". The Christian Science Monitor. 1929-12-20. 

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