William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his...
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William Penn Religious Revolutionary, segment from "The American Birthright Part I" Documentary
William Penn Lady Statesmen Golf
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Philly & Stuff: Statue of William Penn - 1893
Statue of William Penn - 1893 · Pennsylvania R.R. Bridge, Schuylkill Valley Div., ... The McDaniels and Delaplaine Schoolhouse – Twenty-... Chestnut Street - Looking West From Seventh - 1893... Parterre - Horticultural Hall - Fairmount Park ...
Author: M.McShea (28 May 2015)
Philly Celebrity Interview: William Penn | Philly Rant
We recently sat down (or, stood) atop City Hall to have a conversation with one of Philadelphia's first celebrities, William Penn. Penn, at a young 370 years, has been standing still above Philadelphia's bastion of city corruption since 1894.
Author: Josh (23 May 2015)
Seddon Takes 4th, McCastle 7th to Highlight Nationals Trip ...
Gulf Shores, Ala.–Thanks to a pair of All-America finishes, the William Penn track and field teams turned a tough start into a terrific outing at the NAIA National Championships Friday. After two Statesmen qualifiers were unable to get on the ...
Author: Press Release (23 May 2015)