Oliver Cromwell’s cavalry was called this.
- Bloody Ollie’s Horse
- Cromwell’s Own
- The Hardhats
- The Ironsides
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Frederick William, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia.
Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.
Charles Taze Russell, founder of the International Bible Students Association which later became the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Van Wyck Brooks, biographer, critic and literary historian.
Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist and radio comedian.
George Kennan, U.S. diplomat and historian.
Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (The Sportswriter, Independence Day).