Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821 – 1890) 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 knowledge of languages and cultures. He spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821 – 1890) 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 knowledge of languages and cultures. He spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

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