Oliver Cromwell biography and facts

Military Commander from Kingdom of England,The Protectorate

Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, he was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life. After undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, Cromwell became an independent puritan, taking a generally (but not completely) tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period. An intensely religious man—a self-styled Puritan Moses—he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories. He was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628 and for Cambridge in the Short (1640) and Long (1640–49) Parliaments. He entered the English Civil War on the side of the "Roundheads" or Parliamentarians. Nicknamed "Old Ironsides", he was quickly promoted from leading a single cavalry troop to become one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role in the defeat of the royalist forces. Cromwell was one of the signatories of King Charles I's death warrant in 1649 and as a member of the Rump Parliament (1649–53) he dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England. He was  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1599-04-25
Place of birth
Huntingdon
Nationality
Kingdom of England,The Protectorate
Parents
Robert Cromwell
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Bourchier
Children
Mary Cromwell Henry Cromwell Elizabeth Claypole Richard Cromwell
Siblings
Robina Cromwell
Profession
Farmer

Employment

Company Job title From To
University of Oxford

Education

Institution From To
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
University of Cambridge
Hinchingbrooke School

Death

Date of death
1658-09-03
Cause of death
Malaria
Place of death
Whitehall

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