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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Robert Burns.
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Parent topics

  • Scotland [r]: A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000. [e]
  • Literature [r]: The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects. [e]
  • Poetry [r]: A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words. [e]
  • Edinburgh [r]: The capital of Scotland. [e]


  • Burns supper [r]: a ceremonial event to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns on the evening of January 25th, known as Burns Night. [e]

Other related topics

  • Auld Reekie [r]: Old nickname for Edinburgh, Scotland, meaning old smokey. [e]
  • Allan Ramsay (1686–1758) [r]: Poet who wrote mainly in the Scots vernacular, and is best known for his pastoral verse-play "The Gentle Shepherd". [e]
  • Robert Fergusson [r]: (1750 - 1774) Scottish poet whose verse inspired Robert Burns. [e]
  • James Currie [r]: (1756-1805) The first editor and first major biographer of Robert Burns, and believed to be responsible for the probably inaccurate account of Burns as a feckless alcoholic. [e]
  • Thomas Blacklock [r]: (1721 - 1791) The"blind poet", an early supporter of Robert Burns. [e]
  • James Tytler [r]: (1745-1804) notably feckless and debt ridden Scottish writer, who was the first Briton to travel in a hot-air balloon, [e]
  • Satire [r]: The art of exposing human vice and folly. [e]