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William Penn ( (O.S. 14 October 1644) 24 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the ...

Brief History of William Penn - USHistory.org


William Penn (October 14, 1644–July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of ...

William Penn - Journalist, Minister, Missionary, Lawyer - Biography ...


Apr 2, 2014 ... Learn more about William Penn, the Quaker leader who fought religious oppression and founded the colony of Pennsylvania, ...

William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace


The first great hero of American liberty. During the late seventeenth century, Penn established an American sanctuary which protected freedom of conscience.

William Penn | English Quaker leader and colonist | Britannica.com


William Penn, (born Oct. 14, 1644, London, Eng.—died July 30, 1718, Buckinghamshire) English Quaker leader and advocate of religious freedom, who ...

William Penn Was Born - America's Story from America's Library


William Penn Was Born October 14, 1644. How did Pennsylvania get its name? Its founder, English reformer William Penn, born on October 14, 1644, in London  ...

The Vision of William Penn - ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from ...


On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a New World colony as payment for a debt of 16,000 pounds the King owed to Penn's father, ...

Who is William Penn? | William Penn House


Established the first constitutions including religious liberty and tolerance, self- government and taxation only through representation, in modern history.

William Penn - American Studies @ The University of Virginia


William Penn is known, of course, as the founder of Pennsylvania. ... For example , Penn did not name his colony after himself (as he feared would be assumed), ...

William Penn - United States American History


The role of William Penn in the history of the United States of America.

William Penn
William Penn was an influential English Quaker and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1682. He was the son of Admiral Sir William Penn and joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in the 1660s. Outspoken and eloquent, he preached religious toleran... More »
Born: October 14, 1644, London, England
Died: July 30, 1718