James Augustus Grant

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Birthday
11, 1827
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 11, 1892 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1827
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Feb 11, 1892 (64)

About

Scottish soldier who took part in an expedition to Africa to chart the Nile River.

Before Fame

As a soldier, he saw action in India during the Sikh Wars.

Trivia

He was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Geographical Society for his contributions to African geography.

Family Life

He grew up in Nairn, Scotland.

Associated With

It was John Hanning Speke , Grant's comrade-in-arms from the Sikh Wars, who invited him on his second African expedition.