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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So let me finish with a quote from John Hanning Speke, writing in the 1860s about the African, and judge for yourself if his statue, like Gandhi's, deserves to stand at the source of the River Nile at Jinja.
No definite progress was achieved until the era of the Victorian explorers of Africa, men such as Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke and David Livingstone.
John Hanning Speke discovered the source of which river?
John Petherick was ruined by rival John Hanning Speke, inset
Some, including John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton, were sent by the Royal Geographical Society to explore central Africa.
John Hanning Speke was a renowned explorer, was this Mr Lennon perhaps a pioneer aviator?).
On August 3, 1858, explorer John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the River Nile is Lake Victoria.
While the African explorations of Mungo Park, David Livingstone, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke are all relatively well known, the life and adventures of James Bruce have been overshadowed by these later explorers.
In 1857 two British explorers, Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) and John Hanning Speke (1827-1864), started from Zanzibar in east central Africa and probed westward in search of the great lakes that Arab traders had reported.
It begins in 1863 with John Hanning Speke and James Grant discussing the Nile and its sources, and ends in 1954 with Wilfred Thesiger musing on the marshmen of Southern Iraq.