William Penn

1644 - 1718

Biography of William Penn


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

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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 Protestants, and both persecuted Quakers and Jews, Penn established an American sanctuary which protected freedom of conscience.