Life & Demographics
- Born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts
He was one of seventeen children.
- His father, Josiah Franklin, was a soap maker.
His mother, Abiah Foldger, was a decendant of the Foldgers Coffee Company.
He published Poor Richard's Almanack in 1732.
He taught himself Latin, Italian, French, German and Spanish.
He held ten different jobs including the following: Printer, Writer, Politician, Inventor, Scientist, Volunteer firefighter, Librarian, Postmaster, Bookstore owner and Soldier in Philadelphia militia
- Died April 17, 1790