Robert Burns, also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

Born : 25 January 1759.

Born : Alloway, United Kingdom

He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland

Died : 21 July 1796, Dumfries, United Kingdom

Children : James Glencairn Burns, Maxwell Burns

Parents : William Burnes, Agnes Broun

he wrote lyrics and songs in Scots and in English.

Burns is generally classified as a proto-Romantic poet.

Burns had a significant influence on Alexander McLachlan

Burns became the "people's poet" of Russia.

The Soviet Union was the first country in the world to honour Burns with a commemorative stamp