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Who founded the original 13 US colonies?

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The original 13 colonies were founded by different people/companies, here is a list of each colony with its respective founder:

  1. Virginia - London Company
  2. Massachusetts - Puritans
  3. New Hampshire - John Wheelwright
  4. Maryland - Lord Baltimore
  5. Connecticut - Thomas Hooker
  6. Rhode Island - Roger Williams
  7. Delaware - Peter Minuit and the New Sweden Company
  8. North Carolina - Virginians
  9. South Carolina - 8 nobles with a charter from Charles II
  10. New Jersey - Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret
  11. New York - Duke of York
  12. Pennsylvania - William Penn
  13. Georgia - James Edward Oglethorpe
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