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22岁的威廉.宾。前进者和贵格会教徒

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威廉.宾在1644年,1014日出生

宾夕弗尼亚州为何得名?它的发现者,
1644年,1014日于英国伦敦出生的宗教改革者,威廉.宾,以此为名纪念他的父亲。

由于他的贵格会信仰,在英格兰受到宗教迫害,宾在
1682年到了美洲,创建宾夕弗尼亚,在这个地方,人们得以享受宗教自由。这里成为少数宗教支派者的天堂,来自德国、荷兰、北欧及大不列颠的人来此定居。宾以向英王查尔斯二世取得过世父亲土地为由,取得宾州土地所有权。


How did Pennsylvania get its name? Its founder, English reformer William Penn, born on October 14, 1644, in London, England, named it in honor of his father.

Persecuted in England for his Quaker faith, Penn came to America in 1682 and established Pennsylvania as a place where people could enjoy freedom of religion. The colony became a haven for minority religious sects from Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, and Great Britain. Penn obtained the land from King Charles II as payment for a debt owed to his deceased father.

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