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'''James Bruce of Kinnaird''' (14 December 1730 – 27 April 1794) was a Scottish traveller and [[travel writer]] who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and [[Ethiopia]]. He was the first European to trace the origins of the [[Blue Nile]] from [[Egypt]] and [[Sudan]], in 1770, although a Spaniard, [[Pedro Paez]], had previously reached it from the [[Red Sea]] coast of Ethiopia in 1618.<ref>https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/james-bruce-explores-blue-nile-its-source-and-rekindles-europeans-fascination-nile</ref>
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'''James Bruce of Kinnaird''' (14 December 1730 – 27 April 1794) was a Scottish traveller and [[travel writer]] who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and [[Ethiopia]]. In 1770 he became the first European to trace the origins of the [[Blue Nile]] from [[Egypt]] and [[Sudan]], although a Spaniard, [[Pedro Paez]], had previously reached the source from the [[Red Sea]] coast of Ethiopia in 1618.<ref>https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/james-bruce-explores-blue-nile-its-source-and-rekindles-europeans-fascination-nile</ref>
   
 
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