John Hanning Speke


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Noun1.John Hanning Speke - English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
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No one else during the 19th century, however, was a more influential proponent of the Hamite Hypothesis than the myth's originator, John Hanning Speke, the Briton who claimed to have "discovered" the source of River Nile.
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FORGOTTEN Welsh explorer John Petherick had his reputation ruined when he was branded a slave trader by rival Victorian explorer John Hanning Speke.