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    James Oglethorpe

    British Army general, founder of the Georgia colony

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Nov 2, 2023 · 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.

  4. Nov 2, 2023 · James Edward Oglethorpe. Brief Biography. Eleanor and Theophilus Oglethorpe welcomed their 10th and last child, James Edward, into the world on December 22, 1696. Oglethorpe grew up in a well-connected, wealthy English family with controversial ties to the Jacobite movement.

  5. Nov 2, 2023 · James Edward Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe’s Role Settling Savannah. On November 17, 1732, James Edward Oglethorpe and approximately 114 passengers left Gravesend, England, for Georgia on the frigate Anne. When the colonists set off, there was no one from debtor’s prison on board—despite what most believe about the colonists who first settled Georgia.

  6. James Edward Oglethorpe was born on December 22, 1696 in Godalming, Surrey, England. At age 10, he began his military career by enrolling in Queen Anne’s 1 st Regiment of Foot Guards. After a formal education at Eton College, he entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1714.

  7. Jun 11, 2018 · James Edward Oglethorpe was born in London, England, on December 22, 1696, the third and youngest surviving son of Theophilus and Eleanor (Wall) Oglethorpe. In 1710, when he was only fourteen, he joined the British army. Two years later he volunteered for service in the army of Prince Eugène in Eastern Europe.

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