1. Robert Burton (1577-1640) is the author of The Anatomy of Melancholy and Philosophaster.
2. Robert Burton (1941-) is a British naturalist and author of many books about animals. Also, some works got mixed up which should properly belong to Maurice Burton.
3. Robert Alan Burton (b. 1941) wrote On Being Certain.
4. Robert Burton, Commissioner, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, wrote South Georgia.