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William Penn

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Birthday
14, 1644
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Jul 30, 1718 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1644
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Jul 30, 1718 (73)

About

Colonial Quaker leader whose strong beliefs in democracy and religious freedom led to the formation of the state of Pennsylvania. He directly helped plan and and develop the city of Philadelphia.

Before Fame

He lost all of his hair due to a case of pox when he was a child.

Trivia

In 1668 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London after writing a pamphlet criticizing the Catholic Church.

Family Life

His father, Sir William Penn, was a member of the House of Commons from 1660 to 1670.

Associated With

He read a lot of William Shakespeare for his studies.