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Portrait of William Penn
14 October 1644|
|Died||30 July 1718
|Spouse(s)||Gulielma Maria Springett, Hannah Margaret Callowhill|
|Children||William Penn, Jr., John Penn ("the American"), Thomas Penn, Richard Penn, Sr., Letitia Penn, Margaret Penn, Dennis Penn, Hannah Penn|
|Parent(s)||Admiral Sir William Penn and Margaret Jasper|
William Penn (14 October 1644-30 July 1718) was an English colonial leader. He was given what would become the US state of Pennsylvania by King Charles II as a debt to his father. Penn was a member of the Religious Society of Friends.
William Penn was the leader of the Quakers, the Quakers were a group like the Puritans but the offered freedom of religion
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