Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

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Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, economist, and philosopher. 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 after moving to London in 1750. 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 3,338,587 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Edmund Burke is the 612th most popular politician (up from 628th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 9th in 2019) and the 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 612 out of 15,710Before him are Sun Quan, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Louis VI of France, Elena Ceaușescu, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and Nebuchadnezzar I. After him are Epaminondas, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Claudius Gothicus, Nurhaci, Suharto, and Vidkun Quisling.

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Among people born in 1729, Edmund Burke ranks 1After him are Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Louis, Dauphin of France, Moses Mendelssohn, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Antonio Soler, Johann Reinhold Forster, Johann Daniel Titius, and Giuseppe Sarti. Among people deceased in 1797, Edmund Burke ranks 3Before him are Baron Munchausen and Mary Wollstonecraft. After him are Frederick William II of Prussia, François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Joseph Wright of Derby, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Lazare Hoche.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Edmund Burke ranks 10 out of 460Before him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), and Bram Stoker (1847). After him are Francis Bacon (1909), Peter O'Toole (1932), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Pierce Brosnan (1953), and John Scotus Eriugena (810).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Edmund Burke ranks 1After him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Collins (1890), Michael D. Higgins (1941), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Harald Gille (1103), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brian Boru (941), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Edmund the Martyr (841), Brian Cowen (1960), and Eystein II of Norway (1125).