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
Drive Thru History: William Penn & Pennsylvania (Accessible Preview)
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How Philly's Billy Penn is building a local news audience ...
Photo of the William Penn statue atop Philadelphia City Hall by Jason used under a Creative Commons License. POSTED Dec. 17, 2014, 10 a.m.. SEE MORE ON Audience & Social. SHARE THIS STORY. TWITTER (127) FACEBOOK (63) ...
Author: Joseph Lichterman (17 Dec 2014)
Free Throws Halt Statesmen Vs. #9 Bruins | Oskaloosa News
Bellevue, Neb.--The William Penn men's basketball gave the #9 team in the land quite a fight, but the Statesmen could not pull off the road upset in a 102-90 non-conference loss to Bellevue Saturday.
Author: Press Release (15 Dec 2014)
William Penn will fund Dance/UP short-term #Philadelphia ...
The William Penn Foundation has decided to provide short-term funding for Dance USA/Philadelphia, the service organization whose grant application was unexpectedly denied by the foundation last month after many years of support…
Author: DotNewZ (13 Dec 2014)