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Cecil Calvert
Calvert
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of Birth: 1605
Date of Death: 1675
Occupation: Proprietor Governor of Maryland
Relatives: Leonard Calvert (brother)
Appearances:
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette XXIX
Type of Appearance: Direct
Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, 1st Proprietor Governor of Maryland, 9th Proprietor Governor of Newfoundland (August 8, 1605 – November 30, 1675), usually called Cecil, was an English coloniser who was the first proprietor of the Maryland colony. He received the proprietorship that was intended for his father, George Calvert, the 1st Lord Baltimore, who died shortly before it was granted. Cecil established Maryland from his home in England, and as a Roman Catholic continued the legacy of his father by promoting religious tolerance in the colony.

Forming it based on the ideas of freedom of religion and separation of church and state, Maryland became known as a haven for Roman Catholics in the New World. Cecil governed Maryland for forty-two years. He also served as Governor of Newfoundland.

Cecil Calvert in 1632Edit

In September, 1633, Cecil Calvert and his brother Leonard were informed by Thomas Wentworh that their charter in Maryland was revoked by King Charles, and that the King had sold every English possession in North America to France.

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