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Robert Burns was born on January 25th, 1759, in Alloway, Scotland.







At the age of 37, he died from rheumatic heart disease, which he had suffered from since he was a child.










Robbie was the oldest of seven children born to a struggling farmer and his wife.






After his mother introduced him to Scottish folk songs, legends and proverbs, he began writing touching poems and songs.







Some of Robbie Burns' most famous songs include "Auld Lang Syne" (the song people sing at New Years),







"Ye Banks and Breaes of Bonnie Doon" and "My Love's Like a Red, Red Rose." His first book of poems was published in 1788.

Robbie Burns married Jean Armour the same year that his first book of poetry was published.


They moved to Dumfries, where he rented a farm.


Things didn't work out with the farm and he sunk into a deep depression.


Throughout his times of depression, he continued to write poetry.

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