Robert Burn was an architect active in Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh, in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.
He was born in 1752 in Jessfield, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland and is perhaps best known for the Nelson Monument, on Calton Hill, in that city (1807-1814) and for being the father of architect, William Burn (born 1789, died 1870).
Robert Burn died on 5 June 1815. He was survived by his wife and twelve of their children. He was buried, in a Gothic burial place erected by them, in 1816, in Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh.