Prospero

noun
Pros·​pero | \ ˈprä-spə-ˌrō \

Definition of Prospero

: the rightful duke of Milan in Shakespeare's The Tempest

First Known Use of Prospero

1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Prospero was in 1610

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