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Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

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Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), 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. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Burns has received more than 4,635,135 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Burns is the 492nd most popular writer (down from 257th in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 192nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Writer.

Robert Burns is a Scottish poet, born in 1759. He is most famous for his poem "Auld Lang Syne" which is sung on New Year's Eve.

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Among writers, Robert Burns ranks 492 out of 5,755Before him are Baldassare Castiglione, Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää. After him are Kurt Vonnegut, Milena Jesenská, Robert Walser, Harriet Tubman, Charles, Duke of Orléans, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

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Among people born in 1759, Robert Burns ranks 6Before him are Friedrich Schiller, Georges Danton, Joseph Fouché, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Maria Feodorovna. After him are Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Wilberforce, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, and Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1796, Robert Burns ranks 2Before him is Catherine the Great. After him are Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, James Macpherson, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Shahrokh Shah, Johann Daniel Titius, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Thomas Reid, Pyotr Rumyantsev, and Adolph Freiherr Knigge.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Burns ranks 381 out of 7,765Before him are C. F. Powell (1903), Robert Walpole (1676), Charles Lyell (1797), Angela Lansbury (1925), Calico Jack (1682), and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887). After him are Bonnie Tyler (1951), David Niven (1910), Henry Moore (1898), Benjamin Graham (1894), Mary Read (1695), and Thomas Cook (1808).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Burns ranks 47Before him are Thomas Paine (1737), John Galsworthy (1867), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), and Anthony Burgess (1917). After him are John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), J. M. Barrie (1860), A. A. Milne (1882), Percy Fawcett (1867), and Philip Larkin (1922).