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William Bradford
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Of Pilgrim Plantation (1620-1647)
William Bradford
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Of Pilgrim Plantation (1620-1647)


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Born: March 19, 1590

Died: May 9, 1657 (aged 67)

Bio: William Bradford was an English Separatist leader of settlers at Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. He served as governor for over 30 years after the previous governor, John Carver died. His journal was published as Of Plymouth Plantation. Bradford is credited as the first civil authority to designate what popular American culture now views as Thanksgiving in the United States.

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