Henry Morton Stanley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 28, 1841

Death Date

May 10, 1904

Age of Death

63 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

May 10, 1904



The explorer Henry Morton died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Explorer who was sent to Africa in order to find the lost Dr. David Livingstone.

His father died several weeks before his birth, and his family history has been in question.



The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America.


An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible.


I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito. But the fact that a white man, even an American, was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.


The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.


But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape.