Emil Holub, lithograph 1902
Holub, Emil, b. Holice, Czech Republic (then Holitz), Oct. 7, 1847, d. Vienna, Feb. 21, 1902, ethnologist, explorer. In 1872 went to South Africa as a physician, 1873-1887 went on many expeditions through Africa. 1883 he and his wife Rosa tried to cross Africa from North to South. He divided up his collections on natural history and ethnology among numerous institutions.
Works: 7 Jahre in Südafrika, 2 vols., 1880; Von der Capstadt ins Land der Maschukulumbe, 2 vols., 1888; 11 Jahre unter den Schwarzen Südafrikas, 1925.
Literature: G. F. Hamann, E. H. - zwischen Forschergeist und kolonialem Zweck, master´s thesis, Vienna 2000; ÖBL; NDB.