Richard Burton

Richard F. Burton, English author, traveler, and explorer of India, Arabia, the Lake region of Central Africa (the discoverer of Lake Tanganyika), and explorer of the highlands of Brazil, was later knighted by the British government, and honored by many geographical societies. He was the outhor or numerous works of travel and explorotion, nod is also famed for his translation of the Arabian Nights The New York Tribune remarked (July 11, 1860) that his arrival in New York bad been “entirely overlooked by our sharp-eyed lion-hunters.” He was then colnsidered “one of the most intrepid and successful explorers of the present century. . . . With the exception of Livingstone and Barth, no living man has done more toward completing the map of Africa. . . .