Edmund Burke

Painting of Edmund Burke MP {{circa| 1767}}, studio of [[Joshua Reynolds]] {{smaller|(1723–1792)}} Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, economist, and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750.

Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. These views were expressed in his ''A Vindication of Natural Society''. He criticised the actions of the British government towards the American colonies, including its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.

In his ''Reflections on the Revolution in France'', Burke asserted that the revolution was destroying the fabric of good society and traditional institutions of state and society and condemned the persecution of the Catholic Church that resulted from it. This led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig Party which he dubbed the Old Whigs as opposed to the pro–French Revolution New Whigs led by Charles James Fox.

In the 19th century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently in the 20th century, he became widely regarded as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism. Provided by Wikipedia

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Published 1757
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Published 1760
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Published 1758
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Published 1797
Printed for William Cobbett, in Second Street, opposite Christ-Church; and J. Ormrod no. 41, Chesnut Street. By Bioren and Madan

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Published 1775
Printed by James Rivington

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Published 1775
London, printed: Philadelphia, reprinted and sold by Benjamin Towne, in Front-Street, near the coffee-house

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Published 1796
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Published 1791
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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1794
Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly

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Published 1797
Printed for the editor, and sold by J. Owen, No. 168, Piccadilly

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by Burke, Edmund
Published 1775
Printed by James Rivington
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Published 1790
Printed for J. Dodsley

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Published 1790
Printed for J. Dodsley