Hampden



[hamp-duh n, ham-] /ˈhæmp dən, ˈhæm-/

noun
1.
John, 1594–1643, British statesman who defended the rights of the House of Commons against Charles I.
2.
Walter (Walter Hampden Dougherty) 1879–1955, U.S. actor.
/ˈhæmpdən; ˈhæmdən/
noun
1.
John. 1594–1643, English statesman; one of the leaders of the Parliamentary opposition to Charles I

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