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John Churchill Marlborough, 1st duke of

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Marlborough, John Churchill, 1st duke of (märlˈbərə, môlˈ–) [key], 1650–1722, English general and statesman, one of the greatest military commanders of history. A great strategist and a shrewd diplomat, he has been criticized for inordinate love of wealth and power and for inconstant loyalties in politics.

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