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Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk (1804–1865)

Schomburgk, Sir Robert Hermann (shom’bėrk or shom’börk). An English geographical explorer; born at Freiburg on the Unstrut, June 5, 1804; died at Schöneberg near Berlin, March 11, 1865. He was commissioned by the British government to explore British Guiana in 1835, and after four years spent in that labor returned to England; he revisited the country in 1840, and remained there till 1845. His writings are: ‘Description of British Guiana’ (1840); ‘Twelve Views of the Interior of Guiana’ (1841). His brother Richard (1811–91) accompanied him on his second voyage, and wrote ‘Travels in Guiana and on the Orinoco’ (1841).