William Penn

1645 - 1718

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William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was the son of the admiral and politician Sir William Penn. Penn was a writer, early member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Penn has received more than 2,596,769 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). William Penn is the 3,427th most popular politician (down from 2,954th in 2019), the 786th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 661st in 2019) and the 135th most popular British Politician.

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Among politicians, William Penn ranks 3,427 out of 15,710. Before him are Raúl Alfonsín, Sancho Ramírez, Henry of Bohemia, Empress Genmei, Coluccio Salutati, and Emperor Sujin. After him are Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Döme Sztójay, Jacob De la Gardie, Florian Geyer, Kyösti Kallio, and John Major.

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Among people born in 1645, William Penn ranks 5Before him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Johann Ambrosius Bach, William Kidd, and Jean de La Bruyère. After him are Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Andreas Werckmeister, Aert de Gelder, Eusebio Kino, Francis I Rákóczi, Louis Jolliet, and Nicolas Lemery. Among people deceased in 1718, William Penn ranks 4Before him are Charles XII of Sweden, Blackbeard, and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Mary of Modena, Stede Bonnet, Vincenzo Coronelli, Philippe de La Hire, Jacques Ozanam, and Charles, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Penn ranks 786 out of 6,924. Before him are Guthrum (830), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), John Gielgud (1904), Ian Paice (1948), and Derek Jacobi (1938). After him are John Major (1943), P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), and Danny Boyle (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Penn ranks 135Before him are Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), James Macpherson (1736), Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), and Guthrum (830). After him are John Major (1943), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), David Cameron (1966), Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), and Duncan I of Scotland (1001).