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William Penn was born 10/14/1644 at London.  Wm was the son of Admiral Penn (the King of England owing the Penn family money paid it by giving Wm. Pennsylvania, which Wm. named in honor of the Admiral).

Wm. converted to being a Quaker and underwent much persecution.  While imprisoned seven months in the infamous Tower of London he wrote No Cross, No Crown.  He was also imprisoned in Newgate (for preaching openly), and in Fleet.  In 1696 Penn made the acquaintance of Peter the Great, Czar of Russia.

Penn Quotes:

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

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