Richard Francis Burton

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton Full Name: Richard Francis Burton


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.

Born: March 19, 1821
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England

Died: October 20, 1890 (aged 69)

Historical Events in the Life of Richard Francis Burton

  • 1858-02-13 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa

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