PENN, WILLIAM (1644–1718), Quaker religious leader and theologian, was a proponent of religious and political rights, and founder of Pennsylvania. Educated at Oxford, the French P...
October 14, 1644
July 30, 1718
Founder of Pennsylvania
"When the purchase was agreed, great promises passed between us of kindness and good neig...
The Propriety of Pennsylvania by William Penn
The Propriety of Pennsylvania
Reprinted in In Their Own Words: The Colonizers
Published in 1998
"Our people are mostly settled upon the upper river...
William Penn (1644-1718) founded Pennsylvania and played a leading role in the history of New Jersey and Delaware.The heritage of William Penn was his part in the growth of the Society of Friends (Qua...
Contrary to his popular image, William Penn was an unusually complex, energetic, versatile, and creative man: mystic and religious activist, political theorist and practical politician, administrator ...
During the 1600's and 1700's, several adventurous English settlers began to establish and organize thirteen colonies. Overtime, these various colonies started to develop diverse economies and ways of...
The Quakers' religious view and William Penn's life service for the colony of Pennsylvania reflected the statement "William Penn established the first colony truly dedicated to religious freedom." T...