A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Oglethorpe, James Edward

Oglethorpe, James Edward (b. London, England, 22 December 1696; d. Cranham Hall, Essex, England, 30 June 1785) Having entered Parliament in 1722, Oglethorpe was the principal sponsor of the establishment of Georgia, one of the 20 trustees appointed to oversee its development, and de facto governor (1732–43). He founded Savannah, on 12 February 1733, formed peaceful relations with the Creek Indians, and fortified the frontier. In the war of Jenkins’ Ear, he invaded Fla. and repulsed a Spanish invasion. He retired to England in 1743 after being court-martialed, and acquitted, of misadministering his military command. His relations with the Ga. trustees soured and he attended none of their meetings after 1749.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Oglethorpe, James Edward," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9EXQGALZHYESYJ.

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