Definition of Burton, Sir Richard in English:

Burton, Sir Richard

proper noun

  • (1821–90), English explorer, anthropologist, and translator; full name Sir Richard Francis Burton. He and John Hanning Speke were the first Europeans to see Lake Tanganyika (1858). He translated the "Arabian Nights" (1885–8), the "Kama Sutra" (1883), "The Perfumed Garden" (1886), and other works.

Pronunciation

Burton, Sir Richard

/ˈbəːt(ə)n/