Congo free state

Uncover the dark past of the Congo Free State and its impact on the region. Learn about the atrocities committed and the struggle for independence in this fascinating historical exploration.
Francis Dhanis was a Belgian national hero of the Congo Free State. He was the son of a Belgian father and an Irish mother, being born in Lo...

Francis Dhanis was a Belgian national hero of the Congo Free State. He was the son of a Belgian father and an Irish mother, being born in London in 1861, and when he had grown up he studied at the École Militaire to enter the Belgian military service. Upon graduation he joined one of the great heavy infantry regiments, the grenadiers, and did good service to achieve the rank of major. But before that, when he was still a lieutenant, he volunteered to accept great danger and enter the service…

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Werner Steurbaut
The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration - Henry Morton Stanley - Google Books Libraries, Posters, United States Of America, Historical Artifacts, Stanley, Civilization, Congo Free State, Free State, Henry

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Map of the Congo Free State in 1892. Africa, Safari, Republic Of The Congo, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Congo Free State, West Africa, European, Region, Congo

The Congo Free State, also known as the Independent State of the Congo, was a large state and absolute monarchy in Central Africa from 1885 to 1908. It was privately owned by King Leopold II, the constitutional monarch of the Kingdom of Belgium. In legal terms, the two separate nations were in a personal union. The Congo Free State was not a part of, nor did it belong to Belgium. Leopold was able to seize the region by convincing other European states at the Berlin Conference on Africa that…

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Ken Shultis
Monument to Sir Henry Morton STANLEY (1841-1904) the British explorer and journalist who in 1869 was told to find 'Livingstone" in Africa. In 1871 he left Zanzibar for Tanganyika and encountered Livingstone at Ujiji.In later expeditions he explored Lake Tanganyika, traced the Congo river to the sea, and founded the Congo Free State.His statue is seen here overlooking the Congo Pool near Leopoldville. Africa, Statue, Vans, Lesotho, Zanzibar, Central African, Congo, Brazzaville, Sierra Leone

Monument to Sir Henry Morton STANLEY (1841-1904) the British explorer and journalist who in 1869 was told to find 'Livingstone" in Africa. In 1871 he left Zanzibar for Tanganyika and encountered Livingstone at Ujiji.In later expeditions he explored Lake Tanganyika, traced the Congo river to the sea, and founded the Congo Free State.His statue is seen here overlooking the Congo Pool near Leopoldville.

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Elsbeth Vorstenbosch