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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?
William Penn's death was caused by Stroke.
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|
"He that lives to live forever, never fears dying."William Penn
"Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it."William Penn
"If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it."William Penn
"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed."William Penn
"In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self."William Penn