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Born October 14, 1644, London, England
Penn was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province
of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S.
state of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy
and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties
with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, Philadelphia was planned
Died July 30, 1718 (age 73), Berkshire, England
During his second attempt to sell Pennsylvania back to the Crown in
1712, Penn suffered a stroke. A second stroke several months later left
him unable to speak or take care of himself. He slowly lost his memory.
Penn died penniless, in 1718, at his home in Ruscombe, near Twyford
Where is William Penn
- Old Jordans Cemetery, Jordans, Buckingham, England
- Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Tennessee State Capitol Building and Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee