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 John Hanning Speke

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John Hanning Speke

  • Birth 4 May 1827
  • Death 15 Sep 1864
  • Burial Dowlish Wake, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
  • Plot vault
  • Memorial ID 13262340

British Explorer. He is credited with the controversial discovery of the source of the Nile River in Africa as being Lake Victoria, which he named in honor of the British Queen Victoria.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 7 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13262340
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hanning Speke (4 May 1827–15 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13262340, citing St Andrew Churchyard, Dowlish Wake, South Somerset District, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .