Johann Ludwig Krapf
German missionary and explorerDied when: 71 years 319 days (862 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Johann Ludwig Krapf (11 January 1810 – 26 November 1881) was a German missionary in East Africa, as well as an explorer, linguist, and traveler.
Krapf played an important role in exploring East Africa with Johannes Rebmann.They were the first Europeans to see Mount Kenya with the help of Akamba who dwelled at its slopes and Kilimanjaro.
Ludwig Krapf visited Ukambani, the homeland of the Kamba people, in 1849 and again in 1850.He successfully translated the new testament to the Kamba language.
Krapf also played a key role in exploring the East African coastline, especially in Mombasa.