Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

Born: January 12, 1729

Died: July 9, 1797

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

Source/Notes: Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians (1792-05-11).
Source/Notes: Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians (1792-05-11), volume vii, page 50.

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Source/Notes: Burke's description of poetry, quoted from his conversation in Prior's Life of Burke.

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Source/Notes: 1 Preface, volume I, page 7. - A Vindication of Natural Society: A View of the Miseries and Evils Arising to Mankind (1756)