Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher who spent most of his career in Great Britain. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of Parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain with the Whig Party. Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Burke has received more than 4,616,499 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Edmund Burke is the 778th most popular politician (down from 642nd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Politician.

Edmund Burke is most famous for his work on the French Revolution, in which he argued that the revolution was a natural consequence of the Enlightenment and the ideas of the philosophes.

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Among politicians, Edmund Burke ranks 778 out of 19,576Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Haile Selassie, John of Bohemia, Michael VIII Palaiologos, Alexander Lukashenko, and John I of France. After him are Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Gyula Andrássy, Islam Karimov, Viktor Yushchenko, Philip the Arab, and Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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Among people born in 1729, Edmund Burke ranks 4Before him are Catherine the Great, Louis, Dauphin of France, and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. After him are Moses Mendelssohn, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Antonio Soler, Johann Daniel Titius, and Johann Reinhold Forster. Among people deceased in 1797, Edmund Burke ranks 3Before him are Baron Munchausen, and Frederick William II of Prussia. After him are Mary Wollstonecraft, François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Lazare Hoche, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Vilna Gaon, and Joseph Wright of Derby.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edmund Burke ranks 12 out of 549Before him are George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Francis Bacon (1909), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), and Bram Stoker (1847). After him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Anne Bonny (1702), and John Scotus Eriugena (810).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Edmund Burke ranks 2Before him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769). After him are Michael D. Higgins (1941), Michael Collins (1890), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Bertie Ahern (1951), Harald Gille (1103), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Brian Cowen (1960), Mary Robinson (1944), Brian Boru (941), and Edmund the Martyr (841).