• Born date: 1729-07-12
  • Born in: Kingdom of Ireland
  • Death date: 1797-07-09
  • Death in: Kingdom of Great Britain
Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) 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.He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution.