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Full Name James Augustus Grant
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Date of Birth April 11 , 1827
Current Age 196 years
Place of Birth Nairn
Birth Country United Kingdom
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 196 years old)

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James Augustus Grant is one of the famous Explorer, who was born on the memorable day of April 11 in the year 1827. Hailing from the vibrant city of Scotland, James Augustus Grant is a proud citizen of United Kingdom.

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

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, James Augustus Grant continues to be an inspiration for many.

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Details about James Augustus Grant
Popular As: James Augustus Grant
First Name: James
Last Name: Grant
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 11
Birth Year: 1827
Age: 196-years
Death Day: February 11
Death Year: 1892


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

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


He grew up in Nairn, Scotland. It was John Hanning Speke , Grant’s comrade-in-arms from the Sikh Wars, who invited him on his second African expedition.

James Augustus Grant Timeline

In 1846 he joined the Indian army.
He saw active service in the Sikh War (1848–49), served throughout the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and was wounded in the operations for the relief of Lucknow. .
He returned to England in 1858, and in 1860 joined John Hanning Speke in the memorable expedition which solved the problem of the Nile sources.
The expedition left Zanzibar in October 1860 and reached Gondokoro, where the travellers were again in touch with what they regarded as civilization, in February 1863.
In his book, A Walk across Africa, Grant gives the following description of his illness, which broke out when they reached the native kingdom of Karague, on the western side of Lake Victoria in December 1861. .
In 1864 he published, as supplementary to Speke's account of their journey, A Walk across Africa, in which he dealt particularly with "the ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives" and the economic value of the countries traversed.