John Hanning Speke

John Hanning Speke bio

Birth Name: John Hanning Speke

Occupation: Explorer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: May 4, 1827

Date Of Death: September 15, 1864

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

John Hanning Speke was born on the 4th of May, 1827. He was famous for being a Explorer. The first European to reach Lake Victoria in East Africa, discovering the source of the Nile river.

John Hanning Speke was born in England. An attack by the natives that left him seriously wounded failed to dampen his desire to explore Africa. He was also a subscriber to the Hamitic hypothesis that white races were superior to African ones.

John Hanning Speke was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Hanning Speke was born in 1820s.

John Hanning Speke is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Hanning Speke was born in the Year of the Pig.

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REAL NAME: John Hanning Speke
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Hanning Speke was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: John Hanning Speke was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: John Hanning Speke had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

John Hanning Speke’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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