Announcement Date: January 19, 1913

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In March of 1913 The David Livingstone Centenary Medal was established by the Hispanic Society of America. The establishment commemorates the 100th anniversary of David Livingstone’s birth. Livingstone led the Zambezi Expedition from 1858 to 1864. He returned to Africa in 1868 to Zanzibar where he found Lake Victoria and the LualabaRiver. Designed by Gutzon Borgium, this medal is awarded by the American Geographical Society for “scientific achievements in the field of geography of the southern hemisphere.”