James Oglethorpe

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Birthday
22, 1696
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 30, 1785 (88)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1696
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 30, 1785 (88)

About

British statesman who's known to have founded the colony of Georgia.

Before Fame

He became a leading humanitarian after becoming a member of the Parliament in 1722.

Trivia

He persuaded the British Parliament to resettle London's poor and criminals in the New World colony of Georgia.

Family Life

He was born the son of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe and Lady Eleanor Oglethorpe. He was married to Elizabeth Oglethorpe.

Associated With

He paid a visit to John Adams in London when he was the U.S. Ambassador for England.