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					       Edmund Burke




By: Swetha, Casandra, & Hannah
                       Biography
•   Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1729.
•   Educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
•   He was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and
    philosopher.
•   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.
                Ideology
• 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
  French Revolution.
• 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
  James Fox.

				
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