Portrait of William Penn
|Born||14 October 1644|
|Died||30 July 1718 (aged 73)|
|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 very wealthy and owned slaves who he forced to work on his plantation. 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, who are known as Quakers.
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- Avery, Ron (2010-12-20). "Slavery stained some unlikely founders, too". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2020-10-27.