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Grant Stairs, William - William Grant Stairs (1863-1982) was an English military engineer that took part in several expeditions in New Zealand and also led a column in the large expeditionary force sent by Morton Stanley to rescue Emin Pasha from the siege of local natives. He discovered the Zemliki river and was the first European in modern times to visit the Rwenzori range. He was also accused of committing a large number of atrocities at Barttelot's second in comand. During the Emin Pasha's rescue expedition he was wounded with a poisonous arrow and was saved by the extraordinary deeds of Dr. Heazle Parke, the expedition's physician. He also took part of the conquest of Garanganze (Katanga), murdering King Msiri to put his head on a spike to inject fear in the local natives. He died of malaria shortly after in the Zambezi river.


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Synonyms - Related words or with the same meaning: barttelot, morton stanley, emin pasha, msiri, bodson, heazle parke, rwenzori, ruwenzori.


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