A Brief Chronology of the life and writings of Edmund Burke

[ Bibliographical note: The following chronology is based on the one at Our Civilization - online - and is in progress at the present time, as both Irish connections and further biographical facts are added to it.

1729 born in Dublin, son of Richard Burke, lawyer (who was born a Catholic).
1743 entered Trinity College, Dublin
1747 founded the Historical Society at TCD, with others.
1750 moves goes to London.
1756 A Vindication of Natural Society: or, a View of the Miseries and Evils arising to mankind from every Species of Artificial Society;
A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful; with an Introductory Discourse concerning Taste.
1759 edits The Annual Register for Dodsley Bros.;
appt. Secretary to Hamilton.
1769 Observations on a late Publication, intitled The Present State of the Nation
1765 appt. Secretary to Lord Rockingham; elected MP for Wendover
1769 buys Beaconsfield House;
Present State of the Nation.
1770 Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents.
1771 Speech on the Middlesex Election;
Speech on the Power of Juries
1772 Speech on the Acts of Uniformity.
1773 Speech on the Belief of Dissenters;
Speech on the Duration of Parliaments;
Letter to Sir Charles Bingham.
1774 Speech on American Taxation;
Speeches at his Arrival at Bristol and at the Conclusion of the Poll;
elected MP for Bristol.
1775 Speech on Moving the Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies (22 March)
1777 Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol, on the Affairs of America;
Address to the King; Address to the British Colonists in North America;
Letter to Hon. Charles James Fox.
1778 Two letters to Gentlemen in the City of Bristol, on the Trade of Ireland.
1780 Letter to Thomas Burgh;
Speech on a Plan for the better security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Economical Reformation of the Civil and other Establishments;
Speech at Bristol previous to the late Election;
Speech at Bristol declining the Poll;
elected MP for Malton.
1782 joins the Rockingham Administration as Paymaster-General;
Speech on Reform of Representation;
Letter to a Peer of Ireland on Irish Catholics.
1783 joins Coalition Ministry; Speech on Fox’s India Bill.
  A Representation to His Majesty.
1785 Speech on Motion as to the Nabob of Arcot’s Debts.
1786-94 Proceedings against Warren Hastings.
1790 Speech on Army Estimates;
Reflections on the Revolution in France;
breaks with Fox.
1791 A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly;
An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs;
Thoughts on French Affairs.
1792 A Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe; Heads for the Consideration of the Present State of Affairs.
1793 Letter to Richard Burke;
Observations on the Conduct of the Minority;
Remarks on the Policy of the Allies.
1794 suffers death of his son Richard;
retires from Parliament;
receives a Royal Pension;
writes a Preface for M. Brissot’s Address to his Constituents.
1795 Letter to William Smith; Letter to William Elliot; Thoughts and Details on Scarcity.
1796 A Letter to a Noble Lord.
1796-97 Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France, which includes a reference to Thomas Paine

Dies at Beaconfield, July.

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