Meriwether Lewis Biography

Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Country for the United States before European nations. They also collected scientific data, and information on indigenous nations. President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806. He died of gunshot wounds in what was either a murder or suicide, in 1809. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Meriwether Lewis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Explorer
Date of Birth:
August 18, 1774
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
October 11, 1809
Age at Death:
35
Meriwether Lewis Timeline
  • 1809-10-11
    Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.
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