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Oglethorpe

[ oh-guhl-thawrp ]
/ ˈoʊ gəlˌθɔrp /
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noun

James Edward, 1696–1785, British general: founder of the colony of Georgia.

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Oglethorpe
/ (ˈəʊɡəlˌθɔːp) /

noun

James Edward. 1696–1785, English general and colonial administrator; founder of the colony of Georgia (1733)
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