Henry St John 1st Baron “Lord Bolingbroke” St John

Henry St John 1st Baron “Lord Bolingbroke” St John

Birth
Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Death 12 Dec 1751 (aged 73)
Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Burial Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 5971457 · View Source
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Tory politician and political philosopher. Friend of Jonathan Swift (q.v.). Went ot France at accession of Geroge 1st and supported the Pretender. Returned to England 1725 where he was visited by his friend Voltaire (q.v.) who dedicate to him his play, 'Brutus'. Some of Bolingbroke's ideas were adopted by Alexander Pope in the latter's 'Essay on Man'. His major political work was 'The Idea of a Patriot King' (1738). His monument, with medallions of himself and his second wife Marie, was designed by Roubillac.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry St John 1st Baron “Lord Bolingbroke” St John (10 Oct 1678–12 Dec 1751), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5971457, citing St. Mary's Churchyard, Battersea, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .