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Another great polyglot was Sir Richard Francis Burton [1]. Not only did he speak more than 20 languages, but he led an incredible life. Edward Rice wrote a great biography [2] (although I read the earlier edition). Burton himself wrote a great deal as well [3].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Sir-Richard-Francis-Burton/dp...

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton_bibliog...




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