Richard Francis Burton

Richard Francis Burton's Death

Born (Birthday) March 19, 1821

Death Date October 20, 1890

Age of Death 69 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Trieste, Italy

Place of Burial St Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, Mortlake, London, United Kingdom

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The explorer Richard Francis Burton died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prolific author and traveler who was one of the first Europeans to visit Mecca and brought the Kama Sutra to the Western World.

He was a captain of the East India Company army, and later was commissioned to explore the eastern coast of Africa.

He was an outspoken critic of colonization, which did not help his career.

Personal Life

His mother inherited a large fortune, which helped him obtain a good education. He was married to Isabel Burton from 1861 until 1890.

He accompanied John Hanning Speke on the expedition to find the source of the Nile River.

How did Richard Francis Burton die?

Burton was given his final consulate at Trieste in 1873, and was knighted in 1886; after years of ill-health, he suffered a heart attack and died on October 19, 1890.