Louis-Gustave Binger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Louis-Gustave Binger

French explorer

Date of Birth: 14-Oct-1856

Place of Birth: Strasbourg, France

Date of Death: 10-Nov-1936

Profession: soldier, explorer, colonial administrator

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Louis-Gustave Binger

  • Louis-Gustave Binger (French pronunciation: ?[lwis.gystav b?~?e]; October 14, 1856 – November 10, 1936) was a French officer and explorer who claimed the CĂ´te d'Ivoire for France. Binger was born at Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin departement.
  • In 1887 he traveled from Senegal up to the Niger River, arriving at Grand Bassam in 1889.
  • During this expedition he discovered that the Mountains of Kong did not exist.
  • He described this journey in his work Du Niger au golfe de GuinĂ©e par le pays de Kong et le Mossi (From the Niger to the Gulf of Guinea though the land of the Kong and the Mossi) (1891). In 1892 he returned to the Guinea Coast to superintend the forming of the boundaries between the British and French colonies.
  • In 1893 Binger was appointed governor of the CĂ´te d'Ivoire, where he remained until 1898.
  • He returned to France that year, to an administrative post in Paris at the French Colonial Ministry.
  • In 1899 the Royal Geographical Society awarded him their Founder's Gold Medal for his exploratory work.Louis Gustave Binger died at L'Isle-Adam, ĂŽle-de-France, France and was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.
  • The city of Bingerville in the Ivory Coast is named after him.

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