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Oglethorpe, James Edward, was born in 1696, and at eighteen joined the army of Prince Eugene in the campaign against Turkey. Coming home in 1722, he sat in Parliament, and took a great interest in the relief of distressed insolvents, for whose benefit he founded the colony of Georgia. In 1745 he became implicated in the Jacobite rising, but was acquitted. He retired as a full general, and died at his seat in Essex in 1785.