Name Details

Name: Robert Burns
Dates: 1759-1796
Notes: Poet. Born at Alloway, Ayrshire. Works include 'Tam o' Shanter' (1790) and re-workings of traditional lyrics including 'Auld Lang Syne'. Worked as farmer and exciseman.
[See Robert Crawford, 'Burns, Robert (1759-1796)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4093, accessed 6 Dec 2010]
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