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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, 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 Native Americans. 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 Americ...
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William Penn Religious Revolutionary, segment from "The American Birthright Part I" Documentary
William Penn School District
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What the Germans brought to America - The Local
But Germans were also attracted to America by William Penn, he said, "who traveled to Germany and spoke in Frankfurt am Main and in the Rhineland area about Pennsylvania and the religious freedom it offered." "This ignited interest in ...
Author: unknown (9 Oct 2015)
Omni William Penn Ballroom Wedding Photography
You know that feeling when you're vaguely familiar with your surroundings, but just can't quite put your finger on why? Cue that as my experience during Erin and Andrew's cocktail hour. Walking around the room there was familiarity, but it ...
Author: Leeann Golish (7 Oct 2015)
Statesmen Drop Avila for Homecoming 'W' | Oskaloosa News
Oskaloosa–Aaron Osborne (Sr., Houston, Texas, Physical Education) and Nate Van Veldhuizen (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mechanical Engineering) each rushed for over 150 yards as the William Penn football team defeated Heart of America ...
Author: Press Release (5 Oct 2015)