Carreras and Candi, Francisco (Barcelona, ??1862-1937), historian, geographer
Carreras and Candi, Francisco (Barcelona, ??1862-1937), historian, geographer and politician from Catalonia, Spain. In 1890 he was president of the Conservative Youth, he was Professor of History of Catalonia in the Catalan University Studies and the Ateneo Encyclopedic Popular, in 1898 he entered the Royal Academy of Letters of Barcelona, ??of which he was president from 1918 to 1931 and 1934-1937.
Dr Heinrich Barth, German geographer and explorer, (c1900). Artist: Unknown
Dr Heinrich Barth, German geographer and explorer, at Timbuktu, Mali, (c1900). Heinrich Barth (1821-1865) was a member of the expedition commanded by James Richardson, sent to penetrate the Sahara from the north in 1850. When Richardson died in Nigeria in 1851, Barth took command, and after extensive exploration returned to London in 1855. His scientific training and thoroughness meant that more was learned about the geography and peoples of the interior of north and west Africa from him than from any previous explorers of the region. Dutch advertising for Cibils meat extract, (c1900).
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