William Chandless

Award Winner

16 Views

Who is William Chandless?

William Chandless was an English explorer of the Amazon Basin in the 1860s. During this time he lived in Manaus from where he explored many of the Amazon River's southern tributaries and contacted various indigenous tribes. Araw√°, the extinct language after which the Arauan language group is named, is only known from a short list of words he collected in 1867.

Chandless sent reports of his expeditions to the Royal Geographical Society, which published them in its journal. In 1866, following his survey of the Purus River, the Society awarded him its Patron's Medal.

Recently, in 2003, a new national park on Brazil's border with Peru, Chandless State Park, was named in his honour. A river running through the area has also been named after him.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Nationality
  • United Kingdom

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"William Chandless." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/william_chandless>.

Discuss this William Chandless biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net