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John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) born at Bideford, Devon, England. Officer in the British Indian Army and explorer of Africa. Accompanied Richard Burton's expedition (1855-1858), sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society, when he discovered Lake Victoria Nyanza. On a subsequent expedition of 1860-1862 he discovered the exit from the lake into the White Nile which he named Ripon Falls. Engraving from 'The Leisure Hour' (London, 1864).

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John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) born at Bideford, Devon, England.  Officer in the British Indian Army and explorer of Africa.  Accompanied Richard Burton's expedition (1855-1858), sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society, when he discovered Lake Victoria Nyanza. On a subsequent expedition of 1860-1862 he discovered the exit from the lake into the White Nile which he named Ripon Falls. Engraving from 'The Leisure Hour'  (London, 1864).