Richard Pococke (November 19, 1704 - September 25, 1765) was an English vicar, traveler, and scholar. He is best known for his works, which combined travelogue and ethnography. Though he travelled throughout the British Isles and Europe, he is best known for his four-year foray into the Muslim world, which was recounted in A Description of the East and Some other Countries, published between 1743 and 1745.