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Victorian explorer and diplomat Richard Francis Burton published more than forty volumes of travel writing, as well as folklore and poetry. He is best remembered for his translations of erotic works. Bibliographic Citation link.
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19 March 1821 Explorer, writer, and diplomat RFB was born at Torquay in Devon. Bibliographic Citation link.
1885-6 RFB published an unexpurgated and learnedly annotated translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 October 1890 Explorer, writer, and diplomat RFB died at Trieste in Italy. Bibliographic Citation link.
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