Death of William Penn, Philosopher & Entrepreneur Who Founded Pennsylvania Colony Hot

Death of William Penn, Philosopher & Entrepreneur Who Founded Pennsylvania Colony

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William Penn dies in Berkshire, England. A philosopher and entrepreneur, he founds the Pennsylvania Colony as a "Holy Experiment." William Penn wanted to learn whether a civil government could be run according to the moral standards of the Society of Friends without having to compromise.

The Pennsylvania Colony also provides a refuge for Quakers in Britain and through the colonies because they continue suffering periodic bouts of persecution.

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