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|Era:||Eighteenth century philosophy|
|Education:||Trinity College, Dublin|
|Religion||Church of Ireland|
|Born||January 12 1729|
|Died||July 9 1797 (aged 68)|
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a British and Irish political writer and member of the Whig party. Burke was born in Ireland but moved to England and later became a member of the English House of Commons. Burke opposed attempts by George III to extend his power.
Burke also called for a flexible approach to the American colonies taking the wishes of the colonists into consideration.  Burke supported the American Revolution but opposed the French Revolution which he saw as mob rule. Thomas Paine disagreed with Burke. Burke believed in, 'continuity, tradition, rank and property'.  Burke may have been a Classical liberal but he certainly wasn't a Liberal as we understand Liberalism today.
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