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All About Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is best known for being credited as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.  He was also noted a polymath, a leading author and printer, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. Please read below for more exciting fun facts about Benjamin Franklin.       


Date of Birth
January 17, 1706 

Date of Death
April 17, 1790 

Place of Birth
Boston, Massachusetts 

Place of Death

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Parents
Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger 

Marriage/Spouse
Common-law marriage with Deborah Read 

Children
William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin and Sarah Franklin.  

Education
Attended Boston Latin School from 1714-1716

Career
Printer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, postmaster

 

   


 

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