Oliver Cromwell

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell Full Name: Oliver Cromwell
Nationality: English

Profession: English Military and Political Leader
Why Famous: Leader of Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War, reluctantly agreed to be appointed Lord Protector after the execution of Charles I.

Born: April 25, 1599
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England

Died: September 3, 1658 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Septicaemia following a urinary infection

Historical Events in the Life of Oliver Cromwell

  • 1645-06-14 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I
  • 1649-09-11 Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists
  • 1651-09-03 Battle of Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
  • 1653-12-16 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1655-08-09 Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
  • 1655-11-24 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
  • 1657-02-04 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal
  • 1657-03-31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • 1657-07-13 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • 1661-01-30 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

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