Hans Schomburgk in Germany


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Hans Schomburgk, in Berlin, Germany .


Comments / picturesHans Schomburgk, (October 28, 1880 in Hamburg – July 27, 1967 in Berlin) was a German adventurer, filmmaker and until 1912 a big-game hunter.
Schomburgk participated in a number of expeditions throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to being a big-game hunter, he also procured African animals for European zoos, including such curiosities as the pygmy hippopotamus. Schomburgk is credited as being the first European to visit the Schikande River and Lake Sengwe of southern Angola. Also, he took part in the manufacture of the first map of western Liberia.
Schomburgk is remembered today for his "ethnodramas" filmed on location in Africa. From 1922 until 1925 he was married to German actress Meg Gehrts (1891-1966), who was featured in his Weisse Göttin der Wangora (The White Goddess of the Wangora), a movie filmed in Togoland in 1913

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Hans Schomburgk, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1445. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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