Robbie Burns, (Rabbie Burns) is called Scotland's favourite son, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, and he is seen as a leader of the Romantic movement. After his death he was a source of inspiration to the founders of liberalism and socialism and today he is a cultural icon not just in Scotland. His work is taught in many countries such as Russia and Canada. He is regarded as one of the greatest Scots and known for world-famous songs such as Auld Lang Syne and the world-famous poem 'A Red, Red Rose' and 'Tam o' Shanter'.