Thomas Hooker

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Birthday
5, 1586
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 7, 1647 (61)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1586
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 7, 1647 (61)

About

Puritan colonial leader. He founded the colony of Connecticut in 1636 and was active in its first government.

Before Fame

His Puritan beliefs forced him to leave England for the religious freedom of America.

Trivia

He came to Connecticut by way of Massachusetts, where he was at odds with the religious establishment.

Family Life

He grew up in a Puritan family in Leicestershire County, England.

Associated With

He and Simon Bradstreet both led early American settlers in both politics and religion.