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  1. James Edward Oglethorpe (22 December 1696 [1] – 30 June 1785) was a British soldier, Member of Parliament, and philanthropist, as well as the founder of the colony of Georgia in what was then British America. As a social reformer, he hoped to resettle Britain's "worthy poor" in the New World, initially focusing on those in debtors' prisons .

  2. Dec 18, 2022 · James Edward Oglethorpe, (born December 22, 1696, London, England—died June 30/July 1, 1785, Cranham Hall, Essex, England), English army officer, philanthropist, and founder of the British colony of Georgia in America. Educated at the University of Oxford, he entered the army in 1712 and joined the Austrian army fighting the Turks in 1717.

  3. Dec 2, 2003 · James Edward Oglethorpe was born on December 22, 1696, in London, England; he was the tenth and last child of Eleanor and Theophilus Oglethorpe. Though frequently in London, the Oglethorpes maintained a large family estate in Godalming, a small Surrey town near London. Here at Westbrook Manor (later the Meath Home) young Oglethorpe grew up.

  4. James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, was born on December 22, 1696, in Yorkshire, England. After graduating from Eton and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Oglethorpe began a military career in 1717, fighting against the Turks under Prince Eugene of Savoy. Championing the Oppressed

  5. Jan 24, 2020 · James Oglethorpe was one of the founders of the Georgia Colony. Born on December 22, 1696, he became well known as a soldier, politician, and social reformer. Driven to the Soldier's Life Oglethorpe started his military career as a teenager when he joined in the fight against the Turks with the Holy Roman Empire.

  6. Nov 16, 2021 · Who Was James Oglethorpe? Though his legacy is most important to American history, James Oglethorpe was actually a British citizen. His life's work was that of a philanthropist, and he...

  7. James Edward Oglethorpe Explore Georgia history through the story of Georgia’s most famous founding father, James Edward Oglethorpe. The biographical materials in this exhibit tell the story of Oglethorpe’s life with an emphasis on the founding of America’s thirteenth colony.

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