Richard Francis Burton

Richard Francis Burton

Born: March 19, 1821

Died: October 20, 1890

Nationality: Welsh

Occupation: Explorer

Biography: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.

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Source/Notes: Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po: By a F.R.G.S. (2011 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9781108030519

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