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Born: May 29, 1736, Hanover County, Virginia
Henry was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and
remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"
speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is remembered as
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.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the
price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what
course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give
me death! - Patrick Henry.
Died June 6, 1799 (age 63), Brookneal, Virginia
Henry spent his remaining years with his family on a large plantation
known as Red Hill. He died at Red Hill of stomach cancer.
Where is Patrick Henry buried?
- Red Hill Shrine, Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia
- Lothrop Hill Cemetery, Barnstable, Massachusetts
- Harding Memorial Park, Marion, Ohio