Alexander Keith Johnston (1844–1879)

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Alexander Keith Johnston (1844, November 11 in Edinburgh – 1879, June 28 in Tanzania) was a Scottish explorer and geographer.

He was the son of Alexander Keith Johnston (1804-1871).

From 1873 to 1875 he was geographer to a commission for the survey of Paraguay; and he died in Africa while leading the Royal Geographical Society's expedition to Lake Nyasa.


  • James McCarthy, Journey into Africa: The Life and Death of Keith Johnston, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer (1844-79) (Caithness, Scotland: Whittles Publishers, 2004) ISBN 1-904445-01-2

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.