Edmund Burke

Picture of Edmund Burke

Date of Birth: 01/12/1729

Age: 68

Place of birth: Dublin

Citizenship: United Kingdom


Born in Dublin January 12, 1729 in the family court attorney, Protestant; Burke`s mother practiced the Roman Catholic faith. He was brought up in the spirit of Protestantism. He was educated at a boarding Ballitorskom and then at Trinity College in Dublin. Originally I intended to go on judicial lines and in 1750 moved to London to go to school Inns "Middle Temple".

About the first years of Burke`s stay in England, little is known. We know that he has lost interest in the law, he decided not to return to Ireland, and devoted himself to literary work. His first essay in defense of natural society (A Vindication of Natural Society, 1756), was a parody of the works of Viscount Bolingbroke, however, was issued for the last posthumously published essay. Burke wanted to show that the idea of ??natural religion Bolingbroke are superficial and in their application to political issues lead to absurd consequences. The essay is an important milestone in the development of Burke as a writer and thinker, but in itself is of little interest.

The philosophical study of the origin of our ideas of a high and beautiful (A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757) - more serious work still attracts the attention of aestheticians. At the time, she was impressed by Diderot, Kant and G.E.Lessinga and established the author`s reputation among writers, and also played an important role in his political career.

Burke`s most significant achievement was the release of these years, together with the publisher Robert Dodsli, "Annual Register