James Oglethorpe (22nd December 1696 - 30th June 1785), a social
reformer, was granted a charter from King George II in 1732 to
create a new colony, named Georgia after the King.
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Editors. "Colony of Georgia founded". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=203, accessed 24 August 2017.]