Alexander Gordon Laing

Alexander Gordon Laing bio

Birth Name: Alexander Gordon Laing

Occupation: Explorer

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: December 27, 1793

Date Of Death: September 26, 1826

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Scottish

Alexander Gordon Laing was born on the 27th of December, 1793. He was known for being a Explorer. The first European explorer to reach the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Alexander Gordon Laing was born in Scotland. He was commissioned by the president of the African Association to travel along the Niger river to find its delta, which is how he came upon Timbuktu. He never made it out of Timbuktu alive. He was murdered on his way out.

Alexander Gordon Laing was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Alexander Gordon Laing was born in 1790s.

Alexander Gordon Laing is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Alexander Gordon Laing’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Alexander Gordon Laing’s parents.

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Alexander Gordon Laing was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Alexander Gordon Laing
NICKNAME: Alexander Gordon Laing
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Alexander Gordon Laing was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Alexander Gordon Laing was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Alexander Gordon Laing had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Alexander Gordon Laing’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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