Wilhelm von Harnier
The family of Harnier came from the Walloon, immigrated in 1650 to Germany Huguenot family Harnier . His grandfather was Heinrich Wilhelm Karl von Harnier (* 1767 Kassel; † 1823 Munich), Prussian Legation Councilor, later Grand Ducal Hessian Privy Councilor, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, as well as Envoy to the Bundestag. His father Wilhelm von Harnier (* 1800 Munich; † 1838 Meran) was a legation councilor from Hessen-Darmstadt and a painter from Munich.
Live and act
Wilhelm von Harnier was initially an officer and went to Egypt and Syria in 1856 for health reasons . He visited the Blue Nile and its tributary Dender in 1859 and set out for the White Nile in July 1860 , but was killed by a buffalo on the hunt near Gondokoro on November 23, 1861, when he was not yet 27 years old. He had recorded his impressions with watercolors and drawings.
- Journey on the Upper Nile , Darmstadt 1866
- Viktor Hantzsch: Harnier, Wilhelm von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 50, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1905, pp. 17-19.
- Friedrich Clemens Ebrard: Harnier, Heinrich Wilhelm Karl von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 50, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1905, p. 17.
- Friedrich Clemens Ebrard: Harnier, Eduard von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 50, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1905, p. 16 f., Nephew von Harnier, Heinrich Wilhelm Karl von (1767–1823)
|SURNAME||Harnier, Wilhelm von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Africa explorer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1836|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Echzell , Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 23, 1861|
|Place of death||near Gondokoro , South Sudan|