Rene Caille

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Rene Caille

France 1799 – 1838

Comments: anthropologist; Explorer; Martinist;


Teachers: Max Theon; Peter Davidson; Major Gordon Laing; Stanislas de Guaita; Eliphas Levi; Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe; Mungo Park; Gordon Laing;

Students: Elaine Simpson; Dr. Albert Schweitzer; Galbraith Welch, author of The Unveiling of Timbuctoo: The Astounding Adventures of Caillié;

Friends / Rivals / Enemies: Dr. David Livingstone; Henry Morton Stanley: Sir Richard Francis Burton; John Hanning Speke; Laurence Oliphant;

Organizations: Société de Géographie (French, "Geographical Society"); Legion of Honor;

Author /Explorations: 1st European to return from Timbuktu in Africa; Journal d'un voyage à Temboctou et à Jenné dans l'Afrique Centrale, etc., Journal d'un voyage à Temboteu et à Jenne (Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo) aka Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo; and across the Great Desert, to Morocco, performed in the years 1824-1828 (2 Vols) 1830;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rene_Caille ; http://africanhistory.about.com/cs/biography/p/bio_caillie.htm ;