Oliver Cromwell - Military Leader - Biography

Oliver Cromwell Biography

Military Leader (1599–1658)
After serving on the parliamentarian side in the English Civil Wars, Oliver Cromwell was the lord protector of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland during the republican Commonwealth.


Oliver Cromwell was born on April 25, 1599, in Huntingdon, England. He was elected to Short and Long Parliaments of 1640 and became known as a radical Puritan. During the English Civil Wars he served as a general on the parliamentarian side. From 1653 to 1658, he served as lord protector of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. He died on September 3, 1659, in London.

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