Author:Richard Francis Burton

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Richard Francis Burton
English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat; known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke twenty-nine European, Asian, and African languages. See also Isabel Burton, his wife
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Burton's translations of ancient and foreign works were often heavily annotated by himself, and as such add considerably more information than mere translations.

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.