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John Hampden
b.c. 1595
d.1643
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Name John Hampden
Gender Male
Birth[1] c. 1595
Death[1] 1643


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John Hampden (ca. 1595 – 1643) was an English politician, stood trial in 1637 for his refusal to be taxed for ship money, and one of the Five Members whose attempted unconstitutional arrest by King Charles I in the House of Commons of England in 1642 sparked the Civil War. The towns of Hampden, Maryland; Hamden, Connecticut; and Hampden, Maine; as well as the county of Hampden, Massachusetts are named in his honour. Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia is also named in honour of John Hampden and of Algernon Sydney, another English patriot.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 John Hampden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).