Born on January 25th 1759 in Alloway Scotland; Robert Burns grew up in a farming family. At the age of 15 he began writing songs and poems about farming life to impress the girls. He was a true pioneer of the Romantic Movement and was recognized as a talented rhymer. His first published book of poems was a huge success and very well received. Robbie was quite the ladies man. He later fell in love and married Jean Armour. Around the same time he started writing new poems about The French Revolution. Robbie died at the young age of 37. His poetry and songs became famous around the world. Every New Years people gather and sing his famous “Auld Lang Syne” and January 25th Robbie Burns Day celebrates the works and spirit of this great Scottish Poet.
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