Princeton is a town in central western New Jersey, best known as a university town, the location of Princeton University, one of the top universities in the world.

It was founded in 1683 by a European colonist, who established a house and a tavern.

Today, besides being known for its illustrious university, Princeton is known for its colonial architecture and layout, its beautiful downtown area, and its intellectual events.

People Born in Princeton

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Princeton in People's Lives

Isabel Lucas: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. We filmed at Princeton University.

Samuel Finley: I served as the fifth President of Princeton University, and was one of the original trustees of the school. I was President from 1761 - 1766. While serving as the head of the university, I also frequently gave applauded sermons. It is thought that I planted the sycamore trees in front of the university president's home. I left the university in the autumn of 1766 after falling ill, and went to recieve medical treatment in Philadelphia. I never returned.

William Shippen: I attended Princeton University here from 1750 - 1754. I was only 14 years old when I entered the university, and I graduated at 18, whereupon I went back to Philadelphia to begin practicing medicine under my father.

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