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

He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. 

Born : 25 January 1759, Alloway, United Kingdom 

Died : 21 July 1796, Dumfries, United Kingdom 

Children : James Glencairn Burns, Maxwell Burns 

Parents : William Burnes, Agnes Broun 

Robert Burns is considered the national poet of Scotland. 

In July 1786 Robert Burns published his first major volume of verse, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

One of Robert Burns’s best-known poems is the mock-heroic “Tam o' Shanter,” 

Robert Burns was born into a farming family and raised on a smallholding.  

He was also famous for his amours and his rebellion against orthodox religion and morality. 

He acquired a superficial reading knowledge of French and a bare smattering of Latin.

His knowledge of Scottish literature was confined in his childhood to orally transmitted folk songs