John Winthrop

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Birthday
12, 1587
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 26, 1649 (62)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1587
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 26, 1649 (62)

About

Influential puritan colonist who famously called the Massachusetts Bay Colony a 'city upon a hill.' He served multiple terms as the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the second major settlement in New England.

Before Fame

He arrived at the Massachusetts Bay colony in April 1630 after studying law at Gray's Inn.

Trivia

His son, John, was one of the founders of the Connecticut Colony.

Family Life

He had four wives: Mary, Thomasine, Margaret and Martha.

Associated With

He was an influential colonist figure and governor, which is also true of William Bradford.