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Huntingdon,

town (2011 pop. 23,732), Cambridgeshire, E central England, on the Ouse River. Seat of the Huntingdonshire dist., the town has light industries and an agricultural market. Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General

The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
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 was born in Huntingdon; both he and Samuel PepysPepys, Samuel
, 1633–1703, English public official, and celebrated diarist, b. London, grad. Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1653. In 1656 he entered the service of a relative, Sir Edward Montagu (later earl of Sandwich), whose secretary he became in 1660.
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 went to school there. Godmanchester, across from the Ouse, contains several farmhouses from the 16th and 17th cent. The two towns formerly were combined in the municipal borough (1961–74) and town (1974–82) of Huntingdon and Godmanchester.

Huntingdon

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Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. 1707--91, English religious leader, who founded a Calvinistic Methodist sect

Huntingdon

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a town in E central England, in Cambridgeshire: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. Pop. (with Godmanchester): 20 600 (2001))
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