John Hanning Speke


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English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika

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No one else during the 19th century, however, was a more influential proponent of the Hamite Hypothesis than the myth's originator, John Hanning Speke, the Briton who claimed to have "discovered" the source of River Nile.
What was discovered by James Grant and John Hanning Speke in 1860?
John Hanning Speke arrived back in Britain ahead of his fellow explorer, Richard Burton, and delivered a speech to the RGS about their expedition to discover the source of the Nile.
However, Uganda was promoted from private-company-rule to a British protectorate in 1894, and 20 years later in 1914 London finally succeeded in cobbling together what is today's Uganda from the traditional kingdoms that existed in the area before the arrival in the 1860s of the British explorers, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke.
Sadly, it had already been found, almost one thousand miles to the north, by John Hanning Speke.