Sir Richard Burton


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Noun1.Sir Richard Burton - English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
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To date no word on who is the subject of his latest filming, although he has presented Channel 4 documentaries before, one on romantic poet Lord Byron's travels and another on British explorer Sir Richard Burton.
He follows in a line of distinguished Welsh talents who presided before him - they include Emlyn Williams, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Harry Secombe and Meredith Edwards.
The ancient Persian tales of 1,001 nights have been told and retold by writers from Sir Richard Burton to Naguib Mahfouz, Goethe and Salman Rushdie, among others.
Pense entonces en Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), ese paradigma del explorador ingles que descubria cataratas, trepaba montanas, descubria las fuentes del Nilo, aprendia dialectos mientras tapaba monjes tibetanos, desventraba tigres, daba clases de cetreria, inventaba la bayoneta, peregrinaba a la Meca (disfrazado), se batia en duelo por el honor de las damas o, en su defecto, de Su Majestad la reina Victoria; trazaba mapas, describia los rituales iniciaticos de las tribus amazonicas y estudiaba objetos misteriosos como la moneda que menciona Borges en "El Aleph".
Sir Richard Burton knew that, and, having been involved with several wars of my own, so do I.
It is the last resting place of Sir Richard Burton, the intrepid Victorian explorer, Orientalist and writer, the discoverer of the source of the Nile and the translator of The Arabian Nights, who died in 1890.
Sir Richard Burton (1821-90) wrote that Galland "had in a high degree that art of telling a tale which is far more captivating than culture or scholarship.
05pm THIS follows actor Rupert Everett as he takes a revealing and witty journey retracing the steps of one of his great heroes - the infamous Victorian explorer and sexual adventurer Sir Richard Burton.
The actor - who recently filmed a UK TV documentary about 19th century soldier-and-adventurer Sir Richard Burton - originally said: "The whole point of being in the army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits.
This documentary follows Rupert Everett as he takes a witty journey retracing the steps of one of his great heroes - Sir Richard Burton.
Which African lake was discovered by Sir Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke in 1858?
This slim volume consists of the annotated text of a lecture on Sir Richard Burton (1821-90) delivered at the Royal Asiatic Society, London, by Simon Digby, the recipient of the Sir Richard Burton Commemorative Medal in 1999.