Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he was 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.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 29 May 1736
  • Death Date: 6 June 1799
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Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, Richmond, Virginia March 23, 1775
A transcription of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech made before the Virginia House of Burgesses.