Burton, Sir Francis

Burton, Sir Francis
   P Lieutenant-governor of Lower Canada--meets views of Assembly as to the budget, 60; his action repudiated by Dalhousie, 61; acting governor during absence of Dalhousie in 1825, 70.

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  • Burton,Sir Richard Francis — Burton, Sir Richard Francis. 1821 1890. British explorer and Orientalist. Disguised as a Pathan, he journeyed (1853) to the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina and in 1858 tried unsuccessfully to discover the source of the Nile River. His best… …   Universalium

  • Burton, Sir Richard Francis — (1821 1890)    Burton studied at Trinity College, Oxford, became a talented linguist and had a colorful life: intrepid traveler, linguist, scholar, soldier, anthropologist, and a prolific and gifted writer. He published 43 volumes on his… …   British and Irish poets

  • Burton, Sir Richard — ▪ British scholar and explorer Introduction in full  Sir Richard Francis Burton   born March 19, 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Trieste, Austria Hungary [now in Italy]       English scholar explorer and Orientalist who was… …   Universalium

  • Burton, Sir Richard (Francis) — born March 19, 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Trieste, Austria Hungary English scholar explorer and Orientalist. Expelled from Oxford in 1842, Burton went to India as a subaltern officer. There he disguised himself as a… …   Universalium

  • BURTON, SIR RICHARD FRANCIS —    traveller, born in Hertfordshire; served first as a soldier in Scind under Sir C. Napier; visited Mecca and Medina as an Afghan pilgrim; wrote an account of his visit in his Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage, &c. ; penetrated Central Africa… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Burton, Sir Richard (Francis) — (19 mar. 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Inglaterra–20 oct. 1890, Trieste, Austria Hungría). Explorador erudito y orientalista inglés. Expulsado de Oxford en 1842, viajó a la India como funcionario subalterno. Allí se disfrazó de musulmán y escribió… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Burton, Sir Richard Francis — (1821 1890)    Explorer and scholar, s. of an officer in the army, was b. at Barham House, Herts, and after a somewhat desultory education abroad as well as at home, entered upon a life of travel, adventure, and military and civil service in… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Drake, Sir Francis — born с 1540–43, Devonshire, Eng. died Jan. 28, 1596, at sea, off Puerto Bello, Panama English admiral, the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Age. Son of a tenant farmer, he went to sea at age 13 to escape his family s poverty. He gained a… …   Universalium

  • Francis — Francis. Asteroide nº. 2050 de la serie (1974 KA), descubierto el 28 de mayo de 1974 por Eleanor Francis Helin desde Monte Palomar. La descubridora lo nombró en honor de sus padres Fred y Kay Francis. Lista de asteroides * * * Francis, turbina *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sir Matthew Boynton, 1st Baronet — (26 January 1591 – 12 March 1647), of Barmston and Bainton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, was an English Member of Parliament. He was the eldest son of Sir Francis Boynton, who was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1596. He was educated at St John s …   Wikipedia