William Penn was born on October 24, 1664, in London, England. When he was 5 years old, William had smallpox, which resulted in all his hair falling off. The life of young William Penn was filled with action because he was born in the time when kings used to rule, and was once expelled from Oxford for his religious nonconformity.
"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
William was the founder of the region of Pennsylvania, the land which was given to him by King Charles II against a debt that the king had to pay to William Sr. He made this land to advocate religious freedom, which was a great turning point in his life. Related to his actions, William also wrotea book,"The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience", in which he argued in favor of religious toleration.
Here are a few rousing quotes from the legend himself.