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Cromwell, Oliver Syllabification: Crom·well, Oliver
Pronunciation: /ˈkrämwəl/ /ˈkrämˌwel/

Definition of Cromwell, Oliver in English:

( 1599–1658), English general and statesman; lord protector of the Commonwealth 1653–58. He was the leader of the victorious Parliamentary forces (or Roundheads) in the English Civil War. As head of state, he instituted many puritan reforms in the Church of England. He was briefly succeeded by his son Richard ( 1626–1712), who was forced into exile in 1659.

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