Robert Burns (January 25, 1759) - (1796) was a famous poet born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. Some of his most famous poems include To A Mouse, Auld Lang Syne, and Tam O'Shanter. Burns is seen as the national poet of Scotland. Much of his work is written in Lowland Scots, rather than English. His poem and song A Man's A Man For A' That was sung at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.