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Colonial Quaker leader whose strong beliefs in democracy and religious freedom led to the formation of the state of Pennsylvania. He directly helped plan and and develop the city of Philadelphia.
He lost all of his hair due to a case of pox when he was a child.
In 1668 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London after writing a pamphlet criticizing the Catholic Church.
How did William Penn die?
Following a paralytic stroke that left him memory-impaired for his last six years of life, William Penn died in 1718. His sons, who did not follow him into Quakerism, continued as Pennsylvania’s proprietors until the time of the American Revolution.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||73 years|
|Birthday||October 14, 1644|
|Death date||July 30, 1718|
|Place of death||Ruscombe, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man."William Penn
"Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers."William Penn
"Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works."William Penn
"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit."William Penn
"Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world."William Penn