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Sir Samuel White Baker

(1821—1893) traveller and explorer in Africa

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Charles George Gordon

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(1833–85)

British general and colonial administrator. He went to China in 1860 while serving with the Royal Engineers, and became known as ‘Chinese Gordon’ after crushing the...

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Khedivial Exploration

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The roots of Khedive Ismā'īl's (r. 1863–1879) explorations and African empire go back to his grandfather Muhammad Ali's (r. 1805–1848) conquest of the northern Sudan, which began in 1820....

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