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Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński

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Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński

Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński (* 14 April 1861 in Kalisch; † 1 December 1896 in Paris) was a Polish explorer of Africa.

Szolc-Rogoziński made several exploratory trips into the interior of Cameroon. Through so-called treaties of protection, he attempted to enlarge the region lying around present-day Limbe, which was claimed by Great Britain but became German property in 1887.[1] During his excursions he discovered Lake Balombi-ba-Kotta, hitherto unknown in Europe, as well as Lake Elephant. In addition, from a European perspective, he discovered several waterfalls in the Peteh and Mungo rivers.

He died in a traffic accident in Paris in 1896.

Individual references

  1. Max Buchner: Aurora Colonialis – Fragments of a Diary from the First Beginning of our Colonial Policy 1884/1885. Piloty&Loehle, Munich 1914, pp. 250 ff. (unchanged facsimile reprint, Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken 2016).

Literature

  • Polish Explorers, published by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ISBN 83-89175-51-7, page 18.