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Marlborough, 1st Duke of

Syllabification: Marl·bor·ough, 1st Duke of
Pronunciation: /ˈmärlˌbərō
 
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Definition of Marlborough, 1st Duke of in English:

( 1650–1722), British general; born John Churchill. He was commander of British and Dutch troops in the War of the Spanish Succession and won a series of victories (notably at Blenheim in 1704) over the French armies of Louis XIV.

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