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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 (age 372), London, England
Died: July 30, 1718

William Penn - Wikipedia

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

Brief Biography of William Penn - USHistory.org

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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 ...

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3 days ago ... 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

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William Penn was the first great hero of American liberty. During the late seventeenth century, when Protestants persecuted Catholics, Catholics persecuted ...

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

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May 20, 2009 ... William Penn, (born Oct. 14, 1644, London, Eng.—died July 30, 1718, Buckinghamshire), English Quaker leader and advocate of religious ...

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

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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  ...

William Penn Facts *** - Colonial America

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Fast facts about the life of William Penn of the Pennsylvania Colony for kids. Short Biography of William Penn for kids. Facts, history and information about ...

Biography for Kids: William Penn - Ducksters

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Kids learn about the biography of William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania for Quakers including his early life, becoming a Quaker, establishing ...

William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania | Jean R. Soderlund

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On March 5, 1681, one day after receiving his royal charter for Pennsylvania, William Penn wrote that he believed God would make his colony "the seed of the  ...