An illustration of William Penn's House.

William Penn's House

An illustration of William Penn's House.

William Penn's slate-roof House, Philadelphia.

Penn's House

William Penn's slate-roof House, Philadelphia.

William Penn's famous treaty with the Indians.

Penn's Treaty

William Penn's famous treaty with the Indians.

Penn's Treaty with the Native Americans under the Elm Tree at Shackamaxon

Penn's Treaty with the Native Americans under the Elm Tree at Shackamaxon

Penn's Treaty with the Native Americans under the Elm Tree at Shackamaxon

William Penn as a young man

William Penn

William Penn as a young man

William Penn thinks it wrong to take off his hat to his father

William Penn

William Penn thinks it wrong to take off his hat to his father

(1644-1718) Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

(1644-1718) "The founder of the state of Pennsylvania, and the most widely-known member of the Quakers." -Foster, 1921

William Penn

(1644-1718) "The founder of the state of Pennsylvania, and the most widely-known member of the Quakers."…

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, Philadelphia was planned and developed.

William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province…

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

William Penn

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

The chair of Quaker, William Penn.

William Penn's chair

The chair of Quaker, William Penn.

William Penn landed at Philadelphia in 1682.

Landing of William Penn at Philadelphia

William Penn landed at Philadelphia in 1682.

He befriended the local Indians, and ensured that they were paid fairly for their lands. They revered Penn and called him "Onas" or "Miquon", meaning quill or pen.

William Penn Purchasing Land from the Delaware Indians

He befriended the local Indians, and ensured that they were paid fairly for their lands. They revered…

The costume of a Quaker

Quaker

The costume of a Quaker

An illustration of the treaty between the Native Americans and William Penn.

William Penn's Treaty with the Native Americans

An illustration of the treaty between the Native Americans and William Penn.

Wampum received by Penn in commemoration of the Indian Treaty.

Wampum

Wampum received by Penn in commemoration of the Indian Treaty.

A wampum is a Native American belt made from shell beads. The wampum pictured was given to William Penn at the Great Treaty.

Wampum

A wampum is a Native American belt made from shell beads. The wampum pictured was given to William Penn…

A belt of Wampum given to Penn by the Indians.

Wampum Belt

A belt of Wampum given to Penn by the Indians.