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Patrick Henry

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Birthday
29, 1736
Birthplace
Virginia
DEATH DATE
Jun 6, 1799 (63)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1736
Birthplace
Virginia
DEATH DATE
Jun 6, 1799 (63)

About

U.S. Founding Father who served as post-colonial Governor of Virginia and famously said "Give me liberty or give me death!" He opposed signing the US Constitution. 

Before Fame

Henry was for the most part educated at home. He was born in Virginia to a Scottish immigrant father.

Trivia

He vocally opposed the Stamp Act of 1765. He was a member of the House of Delegates until 1790. He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he quickly became notable for his opposition on the Stamp Act of 1765.

Family Life

He married Sarah Shelton in 1754. They had six children together.

Associated With

He was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson as the Governor of Virginia.