John Hanning Speke Death Cause and Date

John Hanning's Death

Born (Birthday) May 4, 1827

Death Date September 15, 1864

Age of Death 37 years

Cause of Death Firearm

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The explorer John Hanning died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first European to reach Lake Victoria in East Africa, discovering the source of the Nile river.

He was born into an aristocratic family, and buried at the Speke ancestral home in Dowlish Wake, Somerset.

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So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig.

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I profess accurately to describe native Africa – Africa in those places where it has not received the slightest impulse, whether for good or evil, from European civilisation.

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Twins are usually hailed with delight, because they swell the power of the family, though in some instances they are put to death.

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The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen.

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The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.

John Hanning Speke Death Cause and Date