Name

George Calvert

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

Lord Baltimore

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1580

Died

1632

Source

ANB

Text

First Lord Baltimore and colonial entrepreneur Convert to Catholicism and organizer of settlement in Maryland. Had visited Newfoundland (Avalon) and Virginia in 1628-29 in search of a suitable location for a Catholic settlement. Granted proprietorship north and east of Virginia (at the Potomac) in 1632 by Charles I. His elder son Cecilius took over the lordship and the enterprise upon his death in 1632.

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