12 January-Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke was a native of Dublin. He was a statesman and politician who is regarded as the father of modern conservatism. Burke supported the cause of Irish Catholics and American Indians. He supported the American Revolution but was opposed to the French Revolution. There are Bronze statues to Burke outside Trinity College Dublin and in Washington DC.

Edmund Burke was born at 12 Arran Quay Dublin in January 1730. His father Richard was a member of the Church of Ireland whilst his mother Mary Nagle was a Roman Catholic from Cork. Edmund Burke was educated at the Quaker school in Ballitore, Co Kildare and at Trinity College Dublin. He served as an MP in the British Parliament from 1766 and 1794. He regularly spoke about and wrote articles on major issues of the day. He died at the age of 68 on July 9th 1797.

Edmund Burke, Irish statesman and politician, was born in Dublin in the year 1730 On This Day.

Edmund Burke – Trinity College Dublin

Edmund Burke-Washington DC