David Thompson
(1770-1857)

Died aged c. 87

David Thompson (30 April 1770 – 10 February 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and cartographer, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer". Over Thompson's career, he traveled 90,000 kilometres (56,000 mi) across North America, mapping 4.9 million square kilometres (1.9 million square miles) of North America along the way. For this historic feat, Thompson has been described as the "greatest practical land geographer that the world has produced".

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David Thompson 1770-1857 explored and mapped Canada studied at this school 1777-1784

Grey Coat Hospital, Greycoat Pl, London, United Kingdom where they studied