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 Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 9 Jul 1797 (aged 68)
Beaconsfield, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Beaconsfield, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Plot under pew in nave, marked by brass plaque
Memorial ID 12496191 · View Source
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Irish-born politician, writer and political philosopher. A member of Samuel Johnson's circle, he wrote essays on subjects as diverse as aesthetics and the French Revolution (which he opposed). However, he was no enemy of freedom: he championed the cause of the American colonists and was critical of British administation in Ireland. He was against factionism and patronage in Parliament and believed in a system of political parties. One of British history's most quotable politicians, his most famous epithet being: 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'.


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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 25 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12496191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Burke (12 Jan 1729–9 Jul 1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12496191, citing St Mary and All Saints Churchyard, Beaconsfield, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .