Ida Pfeiffer

Ida PfeifferIda Pfeiffer
Austrian Traveler
1797 – 1858 A.D.

Ida Pfeiffer, an Austrian traveler, born at Vienna. She began her career by a trip to Palestine and Egypt when she was forty-five years old.

In 1846 – 1848 she made an expedition to South America, China, India and Persia, and in 1851 – 1855 she made a journey to Africa and Australia, resulting in valuable acquisitions for the Museum of Natural History, Vienna.

Her works, which have been translated into English, include: Journey of a Viennese to the Holy Land, Journey to the Scandinavian North, and a Women’s Journey round the World.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.