William Penn   Save
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Description: Engraving published in London by T. Stackhouse in 1824. 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 made William Penn an honorary citizen of the United States of America on November 28, 1984. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07937
Subjects: Quakers; Penn, William, 1644-1718; Entrepreneurship;
Places: London (England); Pennsylvania