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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William Penn's “Excellent priviledge” (1687) on display in ...
... unassumingly bound in blue cloth. But among its contents is a pamphlet that includes the first printing of Magna Carta in America, William Penn's Excellent priviledge of liberty and property being the birth-right of the free-born subjects…
Author: Library of the Society of Friends (2 Mar 2015)
PHOTOS: Miss Philadelphia crowned for 2015 | PHL17.com
... 2015 Miss Philadelphia. Julia Rae Schlucter is a 22-year-old Fordham University student from Wayne, PA. The pageant was the 94th for the organization and was held at the Kurtz Center for Performing Arts at William Penn Charter School.
Author: PHL17 (1 Mar 2015)
Pennsylvania's Charter Day – PHMC Sites Offer Free ...
On March 4, 1681, William Penn received from Great Britain's King Charles II a charter for land in the new world that would later become the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penn had a vision for establishing a “land of peace, justice, equality ...
Author: Site Administrator (1 Mar 2015)