Sir Samuel W. Baker

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Samuel White Baker

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Death: December 30, 1893 (72)
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Baker and Mary Ann Baker
Husband of Henrietta Ann Bidgood Baker and Florence Ninian Baker
Brother of Anna Eliza Bourne and Valentine Baker

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About Sir Samuel W. Baker

English explorer who, with John Hanning Speke, helped to locate the sources of the Nile River.

was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.

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Sir Samuel W. Baker's Timeline

June 8, 1821
London, United Kingdom
December 30, 1893
Age 72