Percy Fawcett

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Date of Birth August 18, 1867
Place of Birth England
Date of Death May 29, 1925 (57)
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Percy Fawcett

Percy Harrison Fawcett was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Fawcett disappeared in 1925 during an expedition to find "Z"—his name for an ancient lost city which he and others believed existed in the jungles of Brazil.

Born: Percy Harrison Fawcett, August 18, 1867, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Disappeared: 29 May 1925 (aged), Mato Grosso, Brazil
Occupation: Artillery officer, archaeologist, geologist, explorer
Children: 3

About Percy Fawcett

Explorer of South America who disappeared without a trace. Prior to becoming an explorer, he served as an officer in the Royal Artillery.

Before Fame

After several years in the army, he grew tired with the life and found that surveying was a better job.

Achievement

He set out on an expedition to find a lost city deep in the Brazilian wilderness, and that was the last anyone ever heard of him.

Family Life

His son accompanied him on his expedition and likewise disappeared.

Associations

John Franklin was another famous explorer who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, though he vanished in the Antarctic wilderness.

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