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SummaryEdit

A Puritan leader known as the founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony

Exact DefinitionEdit

Winthrop is best known as the founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony and served as its governor for almost 30 years, from 1620 until 1649. He delivered the famous "City upon a Hill" speech.

ImportanceEdit

An early voice in American Puritanism. His strict morals and sense of religion were typical of Puritanism in the 1600's.