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Patrick Henry

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Born: May 29, 1736, Hanover County, Virginia

Patrick Henry was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is remembered as one of the most influential (and radical) advocates of the American Revolution and republicanism, especially in his denunciations of corruption in government officials and his defense of historic rights.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry.

Died June 6, 1799 (age 63), Brookneal, Virginia

Henry spent his remaining years with his family on a large plantation known as Red Hill. He died at Red Hill of stomach cancer.

Where is Patrick Henry buried?

  • Red Hill Shrine, Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia
  • Lothrop Hill Cemetery, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Harding Memorial Park, Marion, Ohio

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Angels on your pillowRed Hill Shrine, Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia

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