|Intro||Austrian photographer, writer and scientist|
|A.K.A.||Richard Puchta, r. buchta, richard buchta, buchta|
|Was||Explorer Photographer Writer|
|Birth||19 January 1845, Radłów, Poland|
|Death||29 July 1894, Vienna, Austria (aged 49 years)|
Richard Buchta (19 January 1845 – 29 July 1894) was an Austrian explorer, born in Radlow, Galicia. In 1877 he visited Khartum, where Chinese Gordon, then Governor-General, facilitated his journey to Emin Pasha at Ladó, on the Upper Nile.
In 1885 he made another tour through Egypt and the desert to Fayum. He was a collaborator on the first volume of Wilhelm Junker's work on Africa and published: Die obern Nilländer, etc., with 160 photographic views (1881); Der Sudan und der Mahdi, Das Land, die Bewohner und der Aufstand (1884); and Der Sudan unter ägyptischer Herrschaft (1888).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.