Born May 29, 1736Studley, VirginiaDied June 6, 1799Charlotte County, Virginia
Politician, lawyer, public speaker
"If we wish to be free we must fight… Gentlemen may cry...
"Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!" by Patrick Henry
"Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Speech given March 23, 1775; excerpted from Patrick Henry, 1966
"Is life s...
Patrick Henry (1736-1799), American orator and revolutionary, was a leader in Virginia politics for 30 years and a supremely eloquent voice during the American Revolution.Patrick Henry was born into a...
Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention and its Purpose
One of the most famous speeches in the history of the United States is Patrick Henry's "liberty or death" speech. In Henry's speech...