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Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and political thinker. His most famous work is Reflections on the Revolution in France a critique of the social and political turmoil in that country in the final decade of the 18th century. Burke advocated only gradual change to political and social institutions which had already proved themselves of value over time.

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  • 1729 - 1797
    Life of the Anglo-Irish statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke.
  • 12 Jan 1729
    Edmund Burke is born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1756
    Edmund Burke publishes his A Vindication of Natural Society.
  • 1757
    Edmund Burke publishes his Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas on the Sublime and the Beautiful.
  • 1757
    Edmund Burke begins to serve as editor for the Annual Register.
  • 1765 - 1774
    Edmund Burke serves as Member of Parliament for Wendover.
  • 1774 - 1780
    Edmund Burke serves as Member of Parliament for Bristol.
  • 1780 - 1794
    Edmund Burke serves as Member of Parliament for Matlon.
  • 1790
    Edmund Burke publishes his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
  • 9 Jul 1797
    Edmund Burke dies in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire.