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James OGLETHORPE

English James OGLETHORPE

born James Edward OGLETHORPE

British general, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on December 22, 1696 in Surrey, England
Died: on June 30, 1785 in Cranham, Essex, Great Britain


Biography

Oglethorpe was born in Surrey, the son of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe (1650–1702) of Westbrook Place, Godalming and his wife Eleanor Lady Oglethorpe (1662–1732). He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1714, but in the same year left to join the army of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Through the recommendation of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough he became aide-de-camp to the prince, and during the Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18 he served with distinction in the campaign against the Turks.

After his return to England, he was elected Member of Parliament for Haslemere in 1722. He became a leading humanitarian. In 1728 in Parliament, he advocated reform of the terrible conditions experienced by sailors in the British Royal Navy by publishing an anonymous pamphlet, 'The Sailors Advocate.'

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- Category Philanthropist, British Politician