marlborough, first duke of

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Marlborough1 (ˈmɑːlbərə, -brə, ˈmɔːl-)
 
n
a town in S England, in Wiltshire: besieged and captured by Royalists in the Civil War (1642); site of Marlborough College, a public school founded in 1843. Pop: 7713 (2001)

Marlborough2 (ˈmɑːlbərə, -brə, ˈmɔːl-)
 
n
1st Duke of. title of John Churchill. 1650--1722, English general; commander of British forces in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701--14), in which he won victories at Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), Oudenaarde (1708), and Malplaquet (1709)

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