Richard Francis Burton, British Explorer and Writer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Richard Francis Burton
  • Birth: March 19, 1821, Torquay, UK
  • Death: October 20, 1890, Trieste, Italy
  • Language: English, but "According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages"
  • Who he was: British explorer and writer who made translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra; wrote the Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah and the pseudotranslation The Kasidah

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