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    (March 19, 1821-October 20, 1890)
    Born in Torquay, Devon , United Kingdom
    Full name was Richard Francis Burton
    Died in Trieste, Italy of a heart attack
    Translated into English 'Kama Sutra' and 'The Arabian Nights'
    While in college at Oxford, he challenged another student to a duel after he made fun of his mustache.
    He was a pederast obsessed with sex.
    He was a drunk who also experimented with cannabis and opium.
    His military enemies nicknamed him 'Ruffian Dick' due to his insubordination.
    Isabel Arundell, his wife, was a decade his junior.
    He spoke nearly 30 languages.
    While serving in the army's East India Company, fellow soldiers branded him a 'White Nigger' over his interest in Indian culture.
    Isabel's family refused to accept their marriage since he was poor and non-Catholic.
    He proved a prolific author.
    He stated: 'Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause....'

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