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Edmund Burke Statue, Dublin

Edmund Burke was born in Dublin in 1729. He was an Anglo Irish Statesman, writer, philosopher and, from his English base, was one of the foremost political thinkers of the 18th century.

In 1744 he went to Trinity College, Dublin. He graduated in 1748 and he went to London in 1750 to study law. He entered the Middle Temple, but soon gave up legal study to travel in Continental Europe. After giving up law, he attempted to earn a livelihood through writing.

Edmund Burke served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution.

The statue is by Jon Henry Foley and is cast in bronze.

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Trinity College,
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