Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Flegel, Eduard Robert (1855-1886), a German explorer, was born of German parents at Wilna, in Russia. He formed the idea of winning the trade in the Niger district for Germany, and he ascended the river in 1879 and 1880, and in 1883 he discovered the sources of the Benue. He then visited Europe, and returned to Africa in 1886 with a commission to explore the country between the Cameroons and the sources of the Benue, and intended to go to the Congo, but was stopped by death.