The Emperor of Philadelphia – No man in the history of the City of Philadelphia was more loved, hated, admired, feared and despised than Mayor Francis L. Rizzo, Sr.

Oct 27, 2015 608

By Niccolò Graffio

"The City of Brotherly Love" began as a settlement founded by William Penn in 1682. The previous year, Penn had received a charter from King Charles II of England to establish what would eventually become the Pennsylvania Colony.

Penn, a Quaker, had experienced religious persecution in England and was desirous of founding a colony in the New World where there would be absolute freedom of worship. His "Holy Experiment" included the building of a city this farsighted soul believed would one day form, as he put it, "...the seed of a nation."

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Source: Magna Grece

 

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