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This article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about the early American colonist, George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Who was George Calvert and why was he famous? George Calvert, Lord Baltimore was famous and recognized as the founder and patron of the Maryland Colony. George Calvert was at first interested in the colonisation of the New World for commercial reasons but later aspired to create a refuge in America for English Catholics. George Calvert was a member of the English Parliament, served as Secretary of State and Privy Counselor for King James I. He was conferred the title of Baron of Baltimore and sponsored a small colony at Ferryland in his Province of Avalon in Newfoundland. King Charles I agreed to his petition for a colonial grant but Calvert died before the charter for Maryland was officially granted on June 20, 1632.

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 George Calvert Fact 1George Calvert, Lord Baltimore was famous as the founder of the Maryland Colony and his efforts to create a refuge in America for English Catholics
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 2When was George Calvert born? He was born in 1579
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 3Where was George Calvert born? He was born in Catterick, North Yorkshire, England
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 4The parents of George Calvert were Leonard and Alicia Calvert. His father was a member of the landed gentry and owned a small estate in Kiplin, Catterick, North Yorkshire where George was born and raised as a Protestant
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 5George Calvert received an excellent education and attended Trinity College, Oxford, had a gift for languages and went on to study law.
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 6In 1603 he undertook work for Sir Robert Cecil, the chief minister of Queen Elizabeth I, that required travel to Europe and became recognised at court as a specialist in foreign affairs
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 7In November 1604, he married Anne Mayne in a Protestant ceremony at St Peterís, Cornhill in London
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 8In 1610 and 1611, George Calvert undertook missions to Europe on behalf of King James I of England
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 9In 1613, King James I commissioned Calvert to investigate Catholic grievances in Ireland
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 10George Calvert was knighted in 1617 for his services to the king
 
 

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 George Calvert Fact 11He became a member of the English Parliament in 1621 and served as Secretary of State and Privy Counselor to King James I
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 12In 1620 he sponsored a small colony at Ferryland in his Province of Avalon, Newfoundland
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 13In February 1624 George Calvert resigned his political post and let it be publicly known that he had converted to Catholicism
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 14In 1625 George Calvert was conferred with the title of Baron of Baltimore and became known as Lord Baltimore
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 15George Calvert, Lord Baltimore visited his American lands with his son in 1627 and 1629 but, concerned about the ability to live in such a harsh climate, he decided to try to  obtain lands in a warmer climate. He aspired to create a refuge in North America for English Catholics.
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 16King Charles I agreed to his petition for a large colonial grant and granted lands located north of the Potomac River on either side of the Chesapeake Bay
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 17In 1632 Lord Baltimore, suffering ill health, sent his son Leonard Calvert, together with 300 Catholic settlers back to America.
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 18Lord Baltimore died in his lodgings at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London on 15 April 1632
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 19The charter for Maryland was officially granted five weeks after his death on June 20, 1632
 
 
 George Calvert Fact 20Maryland became a refuge for Catholic settlers, as George Calvert had hoped and thousands of British Catholics emigrated to Maryland
 
 

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