[ hamp-duh n, ham- ]
/ ˈhæmp dən, ˈhæm- /


John,1594–1643, British statesman who defended the rights of the House of Commons against Charles I.
WalterWalter Hampden Dougherty,1879–1955, U.S. actor.


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/ (ˈhæmpdən, ˈhæmdən) /


John. 1594–1643, English statesman; one of the leaders of the Parliamentary opposition to Charles I
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