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William Penn
Description: Taken from an engraving that is the earliest published portrait of William Penn. Drawn in 1770 in Phladelphia. 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 made William Penn an honorary citizen of the United States of America on November 28, 1984. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07936
Subjects: Quakers; Drawings (visual works); Portraits; Artists; Penn, William, 1644-1718
Places: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)