About Edmund Burke

Works Online

(On) Taste
Burkeā??s Speech on Conciliation With America
Letter From The Right Hon. Edmund Burke To A Noble Lord
Reflections On The Revolution In France
Sublime and Beautiful
Thoughts on the Present Discontents and Speeches


1729 Burke was born in Dublin

1744 He entered Trinity college, Dublin

1756 he published, anonymously, A Vindication of Natural Society

1757 A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

1757 Burke married Jane Nugent, the daughter of an Irish Catholic doctor

1765 He became the private secretary to Marquis of Rockingham. This is when his political career as a member of the Whigs began

1770 Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (this work showed his political aliegence), in which he argued that although King George`s actions were legal in the sense that they were not against the letter of the constitution, they were all the more against it in spirit.

1774 On American Taxation

1775 On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation With America

1797 Died

Resources On The Web

From Revolution to Reconstruction - Brief bio of Edmund Burke, also contains links to a few speaches

Biographies - great bio, also contains many quotes by Edmund Burke as well

Edmund Burkes Legacy - A Tribute on the 200th Anniversary of his Death

The Edmund Burke Society - This is the joint website of the Edmund Burke Society of America and the Edmund Burke Society, Great Britain.

Edmund Burke - Contains Bio, List of works and links to other Edmund Burke resorces




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