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Oglethorpe, James Edward

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Born: 1696 AD
Died: 1785 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Humanitarian, Philanthropist

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1696 - James Edward Oglethorpe, born on the 22nd of December in London, England. He was an English general, a philanthropist, and a founder of the state of Georgia.

1714 - He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

       - And joined the army of Prince Eugène.

1716 - 1717 - Through the recommendation of the duke of Marlborough he became aide-de-camp to the prince, and he served with distinction in the campaign against the Turks.

1722 - A chosen member of parliament for Haslemere.

1732 - He arrived on the North American continent via the ship "Ann".

       - He and his associates received a Royal Charter on 9th June.

1745 - He was promoted to the rank of major-general.

1765 - He was raised to the rank of general.

1785 - He died at Cranham Hall, Essex, on the 1st of July.

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