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William Penn

Royal Navy admiral

Died when: 49 years 146 days (592 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

William Penn

Sir William Penn (23 April 1621 – 16 September 1670) was an English admiral and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1670.

He was the father of William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (today, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania).Also, he is also the namesake of the Commonwealth.

On their return, he and his military colleague, Robert Venables, were sent to the Tower.He made humble submission, and when released retired to the estates of confiscated land he had received in Ireland.

On 20 December 1658, Penn was knighted by Henry Cromwell at Dublin Castle, but the Protectorate honour passed into oblivion at the Restoration in May 1660.


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