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Burns, Robert

Robert Crawford

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169218
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4093
Burns, Robert

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Burns, Robert (1759–1796), poet, was born on 25 January 1759 in a two-room clay cottage built by his father (and now restored as Burns's Cottage) at Alloway, Ayrshire, the eldest of the four sons and three daughters of William Burnes (1721–1784), gardener and tenant farmer, and his wife, ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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