Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890)

Richard Francis Burton is one of the most famous polyglots, speaking as many as 29 European, Asian, and African languages.  He traveled extensively throughout Asia, Africa, and Americas, including making the Haj to Mecca in disguise as a Muslim.  Amongst his credits are translating One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication, and being the first European to see Lake Tanganyika.



Sir Richard Francis Burton

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