John Speke

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Noun1.John 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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| 1863: British explorers John Speke and JA Grant announced the discovery of the Nile's source.
1858English explorer John Speke discovers Lake Victoria.
Last week the largest trout was 6lb 4oz caught on a CDC Buzzer by John Speke from Darlington.
"Schools continue to teach our children that John Speke was the first missionary to discover the source of River Nile.
"African pupils and students learnt that explorers Mungo Park (Scottish) and John Speke (English) discovered River Niger and the source of the River Nile respectively despite the fact that the people who lived around these rivers already knew of their existence and had names for them.