James Madison

Portrait by Charles Willson Peale, 1792

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BORN:
16 March 1751 at Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia
  DIED:
28 June 1836 at Montpelier, Virginia
Buried at Montpelier.

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Listen to Episodes 4 and 5 of Ned Ryun's podcast, History of the Constitutional Convention. Here he gives a two-part overview (in about 20 minutes) of the life of James Madison.

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Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

The Americans ... revolted not to create but to maintain their freedom. American society had developed differently from that of the Old World. From the time of the first settlements in the seventeenth century, wrote Samuel Williams in 1794, every thing tended to produce, and to establish the spirit of freedom. While the speculative philosophers of Europe were laboriously searching their minds in an effort to decide the first principles of liberty, the Americans had come to experience vividly that liberty in their everyday lives.

Gordon S. Wood
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (2011)