Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, 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 English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Burns has received more than 2,951,957 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 308th most popular writer.

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  • 82

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  • 5.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Robert Burns ranks 306 out of 4,883Before him are Al-Masudi, Callimachus, Paul Heyse, Elfriede Jelinek, Ernst Jünger, and Pedro Calderón de la Barca. After him are Isabel Allende, Alexandra Feodorovna, Simonides of Ceos, Paul Valéry, Philip Roth, and Raymond Chandler.

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Among people born in 1759, Robert Burns ranks 5Before him are Friedrich Schiller, Georges Danton, Joseph Fouché, and Mary Wollstonecraft. After him are Maria Feodorovna, Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia, William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, and Friedrich August Wolf. Among people deceased in 1796, Robert Burns ranks 2Before him is Catherine the Great. After him are James Macpherson, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Thomas Reid, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Daniel Titius, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, and Pyotr Rumyantsev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Burns ranks 214 out of 5,347Before him are Henry IV of England (1367), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Pope Clement II (1005), Jason Statham (1967), Charles II of England (1630), and Arnold J. Toynbee (1889). After him are Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Catherine Howard (1523), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Alcuin (735), George Everest (1790), and John Deacon (1951).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Burns ranks 33Before him are Ian Fleming (1908), John Keats (1795), Graham Greene (1904), John Donne (1572), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Beatrix Potter (1866). After him are Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), Christopher Marlowe (1564), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Harold Pinter (1930), and John Galsworthy (1867).