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  2. Patrick Henry - Wikipedia

    Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 [ O.S. May 18, 1736] – June 6, 1799) was an American politician, planter and orator who declared to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

  3. Patrick Henry, a Founding Father and a leader of the American Revolution, is famous for a 1775 speech in which he declared, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Shows This Day In History ...

  4. Patrick Henry | Revolutionary War Patriot & American Statesman

    Patrick Henry, (born May 29 [May 18, Old Style], 1736, Studley [Virginia]—died June 6, 1799, Red Hill, near Brookneal, Virginia, U.S.), brilliant orator and a major figure of the American Revolution, perhaps best known for his words “Give me liberty or give me death!” which he delivered in 1775. He was independent Virginia’s first ...

  5. Patrick Henry - Speech, Quotes & Facts - Biography

    Patrick Henry was an attorney, orator and a major figure of the American Revolution who is best known for his words "Give me liberty or give me death!" Updated: Mar 26, 2021. Photo: Stock Montage...

  6. Full Biography - Patrick Henry's Red Hill

    c. 1955. Collection of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. Patrick Henry was born at Studley in Hanover County, Virginia, on May 29, 1736. His father John Henry was a Scottish-born planter. His mother Sarah Winston Syme was a young widow from a prominent gentry family.

  7. Patrick Henry summary | Britannica

    Patrick Henry, (born May 29, 1736, Studley, Va.—died June 6, 1799, Red Hill, near Brookneal, Va., U.S.), American Revolutionary leader.Admitted to the bar in 1760 ...

  8. Patrick Henry - Colonial Williamsburg

    A VIRGINIA MAN Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was born on May 29 in Hanover County, Virginia, to a prosperous Scottish-born planter. FIERY WORDS After trying his hand at a number of livelihoods, Henry turned to educating himself in British and colonial law.

  9. Patrick Henry | American Battlefield Trust

    Patrick Henry. Title Delegate from Virginia to the Continental Congress. War & Affiliation Revolutionary War / Patriot. Date of Birth - Death May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799. Patrick Henry’s legacy has become indelibly linked with his oration to the Second Virginia Convention where he proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.”.

  10. Patrick Henry, an American Revolutionary Patriot - ThoughtCo

    Patrick Henry was more than just a lawyer, patriot, and orator; he was one of the great leaders of the American Revolutionary War who is best known for the quote “Give me liberty or give me death". Yet Henry never held a national political office.

  11. Patrick Henry · George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Founding framer and gifted political orator, Patrick Henry was one of the bright lights of the United States' revolutionary generation. Henry was at the forefront of colonial agitation over British policy beginning with his fiery protests against the Stamp Act of 1765.