Robert Burns' Mausoleum, Dumfries

After Robert Burns' death from rheumatic fever in 1796, he was laid to rest in a quiet corner of a church in Dumfries, where the Ayrshire-born poet and his family were residing at the time. This plain grave proved problematic, as many of his fans found difficulty when trying to locate his grave, including poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy who struggled to find his grave in 1803. As a result, a committee was formed to raise funds to place Burns in a more suitable mausoleum to fit his renown and influence. This mausoleum was completed in in 1817.
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