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nov 16, 1882 - Lüderitz founds Lüderitz

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On 16 November 1882 a German merchant from Bremen, Adolf Lüderitz, requested protection for a station that he planned to build in South West Africa, from Chancellor Bismarck. Once this was granted, his employee Heinrich Vogelsang purchased land from a native chief and established a city at Angra Pequena which was renamed Lüderitz

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nov 16, 1882
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~ 136 years ago
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