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William Penn
Description: This is a photograph of a crayon drawing by Francis Place (1647-1728). Francis Place was an English gentleman, potter, engraver and print maker. In 1680 he became interested in art. William Penn was born on October 14, 1644 in London, England. He was the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania after he had become a Quaker. The King of England granted Penn 45,000 square miles of land, making him the land owner of the largest tract of land in the world. He granted the land to Quakers and other persecuted religious people. William Penn returned to England. He died on July 30, 1715 near Twyford in Berkshire, England President Ronald Reagan madeWilliam Penn an honorary citizen of the United States of America November 28, 1984. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07935
Subjects: Quakers; Drawings (visual works); Portraits; Artists; Penn, William, 1644-1718
Places: William Penn