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William Penn [2]

bornactivedied
1644, Oct 141681-17121718, Jul 30
the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Na...
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William Henry Perrins

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17931867
an English drug-store chemist who formed a business partnership with fellow pharmacist John Wheeley Lea, in 1823. They went on to create the Lea & Perrins brand of Worcestershire sauce. He lived in Lansdowne Crescent in the parish of Claines, and is buried in St John, Baptist Churchyard, Claines.
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Christophe Plantin

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1520 ca1548-15891589, Jul 1
an influential Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher. Plantin was born in France, probably in Saint-Avertin, near the city of Tours, Touraine. He was not born to a wealthy family, and his mother died when Plantin was still quite young. [1] As a youth he apprenticed as a bookbinder in Caen, Normandy, and also married there. In 1545, he and his w...
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Jean Baptiste Point du Sable

aka: Point de Sable, Point au Sable, Point Sable, Pointe DuSable
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1750 ca1770s-18181818, Aug 28
Regarded as the first permanent resident of what later became Chicago, Illinois, and is recognized as the "Founder of Chicago". The site where he settled near the mouth of the Chicago River around the 1780s is identified as a National Historic Landmark, now located in Pioneer Court. Point du Sable was of African descent but little else is known of his life p...
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