Grant, James Augustus

(1827-1892)
   Traveller, was an officer in the army, and was sent by the Royal Geographical Society along with Captain JOHN HANNING SPEKE (1827-1864), to search for the equatorial lakes of Africa. Grant wrote A Walk across Africa, The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition, and Khartoum as I saw it in 1863. Speke wrote Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (1863), and What led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (1864).

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  • Grant, James Augustus — ▪ British explorer born April 11, 1827, Nairn, Nairn, Scot. died Feb. 11, 1892, Nairn       Scottish soldier and explorer who accompanied John Hanning Speke (Speke, John Hanning) in the search for and discovery of the source of the Nile River.… …   Universalium

  • James Augustus Grant — James Augusto Grant James Augustus Grant (11 de abril de 1827 11 de febrero de 1892) fue un explorador escocés que recorrió la parte oriental del África ecuatorial. Grant nació en Nairn, en la región escocesa de las Highlands, donde su padre era… …   Wikipedia Español

  • James Augustus Grant — (* 11. April 1827 in Nairn, Schottland; † 11. Februar 1892 ebendort) war ein britischer Offizier und Afrikareisender. Er erforschte 1860 bis 1864 mit John Hanning Speke die Quellen des Nil. Grant wurde in Nai …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • James Augustus Grant — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Grant. James Augustus Grant …   Wikipédia en Français

  • James Augustus Grant — Infobox Person name = James Augustus Grant image size = 180px caption = birth date = April 11 1827 birth place = death date = February 11 1892 death place = occupation = explorer spouse = parents = children =James Augustus Grant (April 11, 1827… …   Wikipedia

  • Sir James Augustus Grant, 1st Baronet — (3 March 1867 ndash; 29 July 1932) was a British Conservative Party politician.Born in Poplar, London, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Egremont from January 1910 unti the constituency was abolished for the 1918 general election. He was then… …   Wikipedia

  • Grant (name) — Grant can be both a surname and a given name. The name is of English and Scottish origin (see Clan Grant), and there are several possible origins for the name.*One possible origin of the name is from a nickname derived from the Anglo Norman… …   Wikipedia

  • Grant — (Archibald Alexander Leach, dit Cary) (1904 1986) acteur américain d origine anglaise. Grant (James Augustus) (1827 1892) officier et explorateur britannique. Il reconnut, avec Speke, les sources du Nil (1860). Grant (Ulysses Simpson) (1822 1885) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • James Grant — may refer to:*James Grant (British army officer) (1720–1806), British General in Revolutionary War *James Grant (navigator) (1772–1833), British Naval Officer, Australian explorer *James Grant (Waterloo) (1778 1852), British Major General who… …   Wikipedia

  • Grant (Name) — Grant ist ein englischer Familienname, der auch als Vorname verwendet wird. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Name stammt sowohl aus England wie aus Schottland, und es gibt mehrere mögliche Ursprünge. Bekannte Träger des Familiennamens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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