William Penn

William Penn
noun
Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)
Syn: ↑Penn
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Friend, ↑Quaker

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William Penn [William Penn]
(1644–1718) an English ↑Quaker who established the American ↑colony of ↑Pennsylvania on land given to him by King ↑Charles II. He made it a place of safety for Quakers and all other religious groups, and called this a ‘holy experiment’. He also helped to create the city of ↑Philadelphia.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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