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[goh-dol-fin, guh-] /goʊˈdɒl fɪn, gə-/

Sidney, 1st Earl of, 1645–1712, English statesman and financier.
Sidney. 1st Earl of Godolphin. 1645–1712, English statesman; as Lord Treasurer, he managed the financing of Marlborough’s campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession


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