Profession: Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Why Famous: Known for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, and his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.
Not to be confused with Richard Burton the actor.
- 1858-02-13 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
- "The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own."