William Edgar Geil
American evangelistDied when: 59 years 192 days (714 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Dr.William Edgar Geil (October 1, 1865, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania – April 11, 1925, in Venice) was an unordained evangelist, explorer, lecturer, photographer, and author of 10 books related to his travels.
He lectured all over the world, illustrating his talks with lantern slides.He is believed to be the first American to have traveled the entire length of the 2,500-kilometer-long Ming section of the Great Wall of China.
He visited the Five Sacred Mountains of China, about which he wrote in The Sacred 5 of China.He came to be considered an expert in Chinese culture and religion.