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William Penn : founder of Pennsylvania (Signature lives)

by Somervill, Barbara A.

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A biography of the English gentleman and founder of the Pennsylvania Colony, whose Quaker beliefs helped him form peaceful relationships with the American Indians and lay the foundation of religious freedom in America. Full description


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Series: Signature lives

  • Alexander Hamilton: founding father and statesman
  • Benjamin Franklin: scientist and statesman
  • Catherine de Medici: the power behind the French throne
  • Galileo: astronomer and physicist
  • Jefferson Davis: president of the Confederacy
  • John Hancock: signer for independence
  • Michelangelo: sculptor and painter
  • Samuel Adams: patriot and statesman
  • Abraham Lincoln: great American President
  • Adolf Hitler: dictator of Nazi Germany
  • Anne Hutchinson: Puritan protester
  • Benazir Bhutto: Pakistani prime minister and activist
  • Benjamin Banneker: American scientific pioneer
  • Crazy Horse: Sioux warrior
  • Elizabeth I: Queen of Tudor England
  • Eva Peron: first lady of Argentina
  • Fidel Castro: leader of communist Cuba
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: the New Deal president
  • Geronimo: Apache warrior
  • Henry B. Gonzalez: Congressman of the people
  • James Beckwourth: mountaineer, scout, and pioneer
  • John Winthrop: colonial governor of Massachusetts
  • Joseph Stalin: dictator of the Soviet Union
  • Lord Baltimore: founder of Maryland
  • Martin Luther: father of the Reformation
  • Pope Leo X: opponent of the Reformation
  • Queen Noor: American-born queen of Jordan
  • Roger Williams: founder of Rhode Island
  • Sam Houston: Texas hero
  • Sarah Winnemucca: scout, activist, and teacher
  • William Penn: founder of Pennsylvania
  • William Tyndale: Bible translator and martyr
  • Wilma Mankiller: chief of the Cherokee Nation
  • Winston Churchill: British soldier, writer, statesman
  • Amelia Earhart: legendary aviator
  • Benito Mussolini: fascist Italian dictator
  • Clara Barton: founder of the American Red Cross
  • Indira Gandhi: political leader in India
  • J. Pierpont Morgan: industrialist and financier
  • Jesse James: legendary rebel and outlaw
  • Sequoyah: inventor of written Cherokee
  • Socrates: ancient Greek in search of truth
  • Thomas Alva Edison: great American inventor
  • Thucydides: ancient Greek historian
  • Will Rogers: cowboy, comedian, and commentator
  • Yo-Yo Ma: internationally acclaimed cellist
  • Cesar Chavez: crusader for social change
  • Elizabeth Dole: public servant and senator
  • Gerardus Mercator: father of modern mapmaking
  • Hatshepsut: Egypt's first female pharaoh
  • Hypatia: mathematician, inventor, and philosopher
  • Ramses II: Egyptian pharaoh, warrior, and builder
  • Sir Isaac Newton: brilliant mathematician and scientist
  • Tycho Brahe: pioneer of astronomy
  • Mary Walker: Civil War surgeon and feminist
  • Nikola Tesla: physicist, inventor, electrical engineer
  • Percy Lavon Julian: pioneering chemist