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Burton, Sir Richard

Syllabification: Bur·ton, Sir Richard
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbərtn/

Definition of Burton, Sir Richard in English:

( 1821–90), English explorer, anthropologist, and translator; full name Sir Richard Francis Burton. In 1858, he and John Hanning Speke were the first Europeans to see Lake Tanganyika. Notable translations: Arabian Nights (1885–88), Kama Sutra (1883), and The Perfumed Garden (1886).

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