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Rene Caillie portrait by Amélie Legrand de Saint-Aubin

Who is René Caillié?

by eCommunicator Auguste René Caillié was a French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu. Caillié had been preceded at Timbuktu by a British officer, Major Gordon Laing, who was murdered in September 1826 on leaving the city. Caillié was born 19 November 1799 […]

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