Benjamin Franklin

     Life and Demographics

  • Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706.
  • Benjamin Franklin lived with his parents and his many siblings. 
  • Benjamin Franklin wore many hats:
    • Printer
    • Author- Pennsylvania Gazette, Poor Richards Almanac
    • Inventor- Bifocals, Odometer, Lightning Rod, Glass Aamonica, etc...
    • Philanthropist- he supported programs to establish public schools and libraries.
  • Elected member of the Royal Sociecty for Scientific Achievements.
  • Benjamin Franklin received Honary degrees from Yale and Harvard in 1753 and William and Mary in 1756.
  • Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1790.  His funeral was a nationl event that was attended by 20,000 people.