Stanley, Henry Morton

Henry Morton Stanley, African explorer, 1841-1904

The Welsh journalist and explorer was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of the Belgians and for commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition which tarnished his name because of the conduct of the other Europeans: British gentlemen and army officers, who behaved with extreme cruelty and even offered an 11-year-old girl to cannibals.