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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke (12 January 1729 – 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. The son of a Dublin attorney, he was born on Arran Quay in Dublin but the house has since been demolished.

He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution.

Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern Conservatism, as well as a representative of classical Liberalism. There is a monument to him at Trinity College, Dublin.

While you are there, ramble around the campus, visit the Book of Kells and Trinity Library. A guided tour is recommended, which includes the Book of Kells/ Trinity Library as well as some hidden gems around the university grounds.

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