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• Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1729.
• Educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
• He was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and
• He relocated to England and served in the House of Commons of
Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
• Some of his works are Vindication of Natural Society, Philosophical
Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful,
American Taxation, and Reflections on the Revolution in France.
• He died on July 9, 1797 in Beaconsfield, England.
• Burke never systematized his political
philosophy. His point of view came through his
writings and his speeches.
• He is remembered for his opposition to the
• He is generally viewed as the philosophical
founder of modern conservatism.
• He became the leading figure within the
conservative faction of the Whig party, which he
dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-
French-Revolution "New Whigs" led by Charles