Benjamin franklin (january 17, 1706 - april 17, 1790) was one of the founding fathers of the united states of america his colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of america's most influential founding fathers, has seen franklin honored on coinage and. Benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod, the iron furnace stove, bifocal glasses, and odometer, just to name a few of his accomplishments. The benjamin franklin museum (background, right) interprets franklin's extraordinary life and displays many of his inventions franklin was first and foremost a printer he proposed his own epitaph long before he died: the body of benjamin franklin, printer. Benjamin franklin was born in boston on january 17, 1706 he was the tenth son of soap maker franklin did go to london, but the governor reneged on his promise and benjamin was forced to franklin continued his civic contributions during the 1730s and 1740s he helped launch projects to. Benjamin franklin (1706-1790) was a key founding father of the new united states however, more than this he was a true 'renaissance man', making his presence felt in the fields of science, literature, political science, diplomacy, and more benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston.
Benjamin franklin returned to america in 1785 and two years later attended the constitutional convention advanced age limited his role, but franklin threw his considerable prestige behind ratification despite the first american: the life and times of benjamin franklin by hw brands. One of the founding fathers of the usa, benjamin franklin was a multi-talented personality he was a scientist, inventor, author, musician and a statesman check out this biography for detailed information on his life. 678 quotes from benjamin franklin: 'either write something worth reading or do something worth writing', 'three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead', and 'they who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little ― benjamin franklin, memoirs of the life & writings of benjamin franklin.
Arguably, the most important contribution benjamin franklin made to united states history was acting as an ambassador and emissary to france during the revolutionary war. Benjamin franklin, as he described himself in his autobiography, impressed me with his apt for reading and writing and his overall scientific curiosity franklin was born in january 1706, in boston, massachusetts, of the american colonies a thing to note about franklin's life was that he lived. Benjamin franklin was only 22 years old when he wrote himself an epitaph (source) aside from the fact that this was kind of a pessimistic, suffering artist thing to do, what's really in his book, franklin draws a vivid picture of his early life and the person he was, telling us about the many contributions. Benjamin franklin (1706-1790) was a profoundly influential american whose contributions changed the beginnings and future landscape of the country's political, international, educational, and social life.
Well, benjamin franklin had definitely attached himself to the biggest scandal of our nation whether he was on the right or the wrong side of the issue is for us, the people image: title page of benjamin lay's pamphlet, all slave-keepers that keep the innocent in bondage, 1737 - benjaminfranklinbiocom. Benjamin franklin was an author, diplomat, statesman, scientist, inventor and philosopher and pretty much the leonardo da vinci of the 18th century he made his fortune as a newspaper publisher in philadelphia, before dedicating himself to a life of public service. Early life benjamin franklin was born on 17 milk street, boston, massachusetts bay birthplace and parents at 8 years old young benjamin franklin started attending south grammar school (boston latin) showing early talent moving from the middle of the class to the top of it within a year. Benjamin franklin's most prominent contributions during the american revolution were helping to draft the declaration of independence and successfully negotiating an alliance with france in 1776, franklin was on the five-member committee that helped craft the declaration of independence. Franklin's contributions to american society are seemingly endless however, the role he played in constructing the constitution, aiding in the revolution benjamin franklin stands alone as the only founding father to have signed all four historical documents relevant to the creation of a sovereign.
Latif bey davis june 8th 2009 the life of benjamin franklin benjamin franklin (1706-1790) was a true innovator he's better known as the man who was there would be no united states as we know it without his contributions to our most notable documents like the declaration of independence. Benjamin franklin was born on milk street in boston on january 17, 1706 his father, josiah franklin, was a tallow chandler, a maker of candles and soap, who married these letters became famous and increased circulation of the paper, but when james found out ben was the author he became furious. Benjamin franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary america, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography a much needed reminder of franklin's greatness and humanity, the first american is a work of meticulous scholarship that provides a magnificent tour of a legendary. Benjamin franklin was a brilliant man who played an important part in the early life of america he was respected by many, and he made great contributions to american society the life of benjamin franklin of two things you can be certain death and taxes, quoted benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin was born in boston on 17 january 1706 he attended school only briefly, and then helped his father, who was a candle and soap maker he was apprenticed to his brother, a printer.
Benjamin franklin (january 17, 1706, boston - april 17, 1790 philadelphia), was an american polymath, printer, inventor, statesman, and one of the most prominent scientists in the world of the enlightenment, famed for his discoveries in electricity. Benjamin franklin he fitted the legs of his armchair with curved pieces of wood and made an invention that is still widely used today franklin started out with a passion in writing and wrote many writings immediately after starting work however, his older brother refused to publish his writings. 2 early life benjamin franklin, one of the most distinguished founding fathers of america, was born in boston, massachusetts on january 17, 1706 during his time in philadelphia, he made many contributions during the 1730s through 1750 including his studies on electricity and the invention of.
Benjamin franklin his autobiography 1706-1757 a short biography franklin was born in 1706 at boston he was the tenth son of a soap and candlemaker. Benjamin franklin is recognized as the only founding father who signed all the four major documents which led to the formation of the united states, namely: the declaration of independence, the treaty of alliance, the treaty of paris, and the united states constitution early life. Benjamin franklin practical yet idealistic, hard-working and enormously successful, franklin recorded his early life in his famous autobiography writer, printer, publisher, scientist, philanthropist, and diplomat, he was the most famous and respected private figure of his time.