William Penn
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Born: October 14, 1644

Died: July 30, 1718 (aged 73)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Leader

Bio: William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians.

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