Sir Richard Francis Burton


Sir Richard Francis Burton
noun
English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑explorer, ↑adventurer

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  • Burton, Sir Richard Francis — (1821 1890)    Burton studied at Trinity College, Oxford, became a talented linguist and had a colorful life: intrepid traveler, linguist, scholar, soldier, anthropologist, and a prolific and gifted writer. He published 43 volumes on his… …   British and Irish poets

  • Burton, Sir Richard (Francis) — born March 19, 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Trieste, Austria Hungary English scholar explorer and Orientalist. Expelled from Oxford in 1842, Burton went to India as a subaltern officer. There he disguised himself as a… …   Universalium