1729 – Edmund Burke, orator, statesman and philosopher, is born in Arran Quay, Dublin.

Burke is rightly praised for his skills as an orator, although his excessively flowery language and exceedingly lengthy speeches (some more than six hours in parliament) would lose listeners very fast today. Today praised as the father of modern conservatism as evidenced by The Edmund Burke Institute for American Renewal, he was never afraid to speak his mind, taking issue with British policies in India, America and Ireland.

Edmund Burke bio: http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/edmund-burke/

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