General Albert Thys

General Albert Thys

Person   Born 1849 Died 1915

Categories: Colonisation

Countries: Congo

Born: Dalhem. King Leopold II sent him to England to propose to Stanley a new expedition in central Africa. Thys went himself to the Congo in 1887 and introduced the railway as an aid to the exploitation of the country. In 1904 "Sona Qongo" was renamed Thysville. (We bet it's been renamed since.)

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