See also:English traveller in West Central Africa, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 1st of
See also:January 1786 . He was educated at
See also:Merchant Taylors' School, and was articled to a
See also:solicitor, but joined the army in 1811 . First in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and afterwards in the 54th
See also:foot, he served in the
See also:campaigns in
See also:Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium, and received the
See also:Waterloo medal . In 1821 he volunteered to join Dr Oudney and Hugh
See also:Clapperton (q.v.), who had been sent by the-DENHAM
See also:government via
See also:Tripoli to the central Sudan . He joined the expedition 'at Murzuk in Fezzan . Finding the promised escort not forthcoming, Denham, whose energy was boundless, started for England to complain of the " duplicity " of the
See also:pasha of Tripoli . The pasha, alarmed, sent messengers after him with promises to meet his demands . Denham, who had reached
See also:Marseilles, consented to return, the escort was forthcoming, and Murzuk was regained in
See also:November 1822 . Thence the expedition made its way across the
See also:Sahara to
See also:Bornu, reached in
See also:February 1823 . Here Denham, against the wish of Oudney and Clapperton, accompanied a slave-raiding expedition into the Mandara high-lands south of Bornu . The raiders were defeated, and Denham barely escaped with his
See also:life . When Oudney and Clapperton set out,
See also:December 1823, for the
See also:Hausa states, Denham remained behind .
He explored the western, south and south-eastern shores ofLake Chad, and the
See also:lower courses of the
See also:rivers Waube, Logone and
See also:Shari . In
See also:August 1824, Clapperton having returned and Oudney being dead, Bornu was
See also:left on the return
See also:journey to Tripoli and England . In December 1826 Denham, promoted
See also:lieutenant-colonel, sailed for Sierra Leone as
See also:superintendent of liberated Africans . In 1828 he was appointed
See also:governor of Sierra Leone, but after administering the colony for five
See also:weeks died of fever at
See also:Freetown on the 8th of May 1828 . See Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in
See also:Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822–1824 (London, 1826), the greater
See also:part of which is written by Denham; The
See also:Story of Africa, vol. i.
See also:chap. xiii . (London, 1892), by Dr Robert
See also:Brown .
DENGUE (pronounced deng-ga)
SIR JOHN DENHAM (1615—1669)
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