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Speeches - By Date - Ancient Times-1800

This speech collection is organized chronologically by year of speech delivery.


 

14th Century BC

 

Moses - The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Speaker: Moses

Delivered at Mount Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

     
     
     

431 BC

 

Pericles Speech

Funeral Oration

Speaker: Pericles

Delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

399 BC

 

Socrates - Speech

Apology (according to Plato)

Apology (according to Xenophon)

Speaker: Socrates

Delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

341 BC

 

Demosthenes - Speech

The Third Philippic

Speaker: Demosthenes

Delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

330 BC

 

Demosthenes - Speech

On the Crown

Speaker: Demosthenes

Delivered at Athens, Greece

     
     
     

324 BC

 

Alexander the Great - Speech

Depart!

Speaker: Alexander the Great

Delivered at Opis, Mesopotamia

     
     
     

63 BC, November 8

 

Cicero - Against Catiline - 63 BC

Against Catiline I - English

In Catilinam I - Latin

Speaker: Cicero

Delivered at Rome

     
     
     

around AD 30

 

Jesus - Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount

Speaker: Jesus Christ

Delivered in Galilee, ancient Palestine

     
     
     

632

 

Farewell Sermon

Speaker: Muhammad

Delivered at Mecca, Middle East

     
     
     

November 27, 1095

 

Pope Urban II - Speech

Against the Infidels

Speaker: Pope Urban II

Delivered at Clermont, France

     
     
     

1220

 

St Francis of Assisi - Sermon to the Birds

Sermon to the Birds

Speaker: St Francis of Assisi

Delivered near Bevagna, Italy

     
     
     

1588

 

Elizabeth I - Spanish Armada Speech

Spanish Armada Speech

Speaker: Elizabeth I

Delivered at Tilbury, Essex, England

     
     
     

1601, November 30

 

Elizabeth I - Spanish Armada Speech

Golden Speech

Speaker: Elizabeth I

Delivered at London, England

     
     
     

1649, January 30

 

Charles I - Execution Speech 1649

Execution Speech

Speaker: Charles I

Delivered at London, England

     
     
     

1653, April 20

 

Oliver Cromwell - Speech

Dismissal of the Rump Parliament

Speaker: Delivered at London, England

     
     
     

1741, July 8

 

Jonathan Edwards - Speech

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Speaker: Jonathan Edwards

Delivered at Enfield, Connecticut

     
     
     

1775, March 23

 

Patrick Henry - Speech

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Speaker: Patrick Henry

Delivered at Richmond, Virginia

     
     
     

1783, March 15

 

George Washington - Speech

Speech at Newburgh

Speaker: George Washington

Delivered at Newburgh, New York

     
     
     

1783, December 23

 

George Washington - Speech

Resignation Speech

Speaker: George Washington

Delivered at Annapolis, Maryland

     
     
     

1787, September 17

 

Benjamin Franklin - Speech

Address to the Constitutional Convention

Speaker: Benjamin Franklin

Delivered at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     
     
     

1789, April 30

 

George Washington - First Inaugural Address 1789

First Inaugural Address

Speaker: George Washington

Delivered at New York City, NY

     
     
     

1789, May 12

 

Wilberforce - Speech

Abolition

Speaker: William Wilberforce

Delivered at London, England

     
     
     

1793, March 4

 

George Washington - First Inaugural Address 1789

Second Inaugural Address

Speaker: George Washington

Delivered at Philadelphia, PA

     
     
     

1794, February 5

 

Robespierre - Speech

The Virtue of Terror - English

The Virtue of Terror - French

Speaker: Maximilien Robespierre

Delivered at Paris, France

     
     
     

1794, June 8

 

Robespierre - Speech

Festival of the Supreme Being - English

Festival of the Supreme Being - French

Speaker: Maximilien Robespierre

Delivered at Paris, France

     
     
     

1796, September 17

 

George Washington - Farewell Address

Farewell Address

Speaker: George Washington

Published in
Philadelphia’s American Daily Advertiser.

     
     
     

1797, March 4

 

John Adams - Speech

Inaugural Address

Speaker: John Adams

Delivered at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     
     
     


 


 


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Frequently Viewed Speeches

Socrates: Apology - 399 BC
Socrates: Apology
399 BC

Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address - 1863
Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address
1863

Winston Churchill: Their Finest Hour - 1940
Winston Churchill: Their Finest Hour
1940

Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream - 1963
Martin Luther King Jr.: I Have a Dream
1963



 

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Also called the Persian Wars, the Greco-Persian Wars were fought for almost half a century from 492 BC - 449 BC. Greece won against enormous odds. Here is more:

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