Robert Burns

Poet Robert Burns Full Name: Robert Burns


Profession: Poet
Why Famous: Scotland's favourite poet. Englishmen sometimes pretend to be Scottish to celebrate his birthday - maybe an excuse to drink whisky.

Born: January 25, 1759
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

Died: July 21, 1796 (aged 37)
Cause of Death: Possible rheumatic heart condition following a dental extraction

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