Algernon Sidney

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Birthday
14, 1653
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1683 (30)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1653
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1683 (30)

About

Politician and political theorist who argued against the monarchy in his seminal work, "Discourses Concerning Government, and paid for it with his life.

Before Fame

Although initially against taking up arms, he did enlist in the army and fight in the British Civil War.

Trivia

He accepted money from the French king to overthrow the British King and was involved with the famous Rye House Plot.

Family Life

No record remains of his family.

Associated With

His seminal work, "Discourses Concerning Government," inspired Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers of the United States.

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