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Richard Burton

 
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(1821-90) an English writer and explorer. He travelled to India, Arabia and several African countries, and learnt many languages so that he could talk to local people and write about their cultures and traditions. He is also well known for his translation of The Arabian Nights. He was made a knight in 1886.