1) Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), author/translator of The Arabian Nights. English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat (CK data above)
2) Richard Burton (1925-1984), author of a biography A Christmas story, Welsh actor and movie star.
3) Richard Peter Burton (1956- ), author of An Introduction to the Imitation of Christ
4) Richard Eugene Burton (1861-1940), author of Literary leaders of America, literary editor, professor of literature, and playwright; member of National Institute of Arts and Letters.
5) R. B. (also Richard Burton), pseudonyms used as a miscellaneous author by the printer and bookseller Nathaniel Crouch, (1632?-1725?) author of Historical Remarks on the Ancient and Present State of the Cities of London...