Patrick Henry

  • Born: (Studley, Colony of Virginia, British America)
  • Died: (Brookneal, Virginia, United States)

American attorney, planter, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.

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