Alexander Burnes biography

Alexander Burnes

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1805 – 1841

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Who was Alexander Burnes?

Captain Sir Alexander Burnes, FRS was a Scottish traveller and explorer who took part in The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name.

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Born
May 16, 1805
Montrose
Also known as
  • Бёрнс, Александр
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Employment
  • East India Company
    (1821 - )
Died
Nov 2, 1841
Kabul

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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