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Did You Know About All Rounder Inventor Benjamin Franklin?

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Who was Benjamin Franklin?

  • Leading author
  • Printer
  • Political theorist
  • Politician
  • Freemason
  • Postmaster
  • Scientist
  • Inventor
  • Civic activist
  • Statesman
  • Diplomat

His Inventions and Discoveries

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  • Stove
  • Bifocals
  • Lighting Rod
  • Glass Harmonica

Date And Place Of Birth

  • DOB: January 17, 1706
  • Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Study Life of Benjamin Franklin

  • Boston Latin School

Date And Place of Death

  • DOB: April 17, 1790
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Short Notes

  • At the age of 17, Franklin ran away to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeking a new start in a new city.
  • He at first worked in few printer shops, and he then shifted from Philadelphia to Lond then soon moved back to Philadelphia.
  • Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, among his many inventions, the main was the lightning rod, glass armonica (it’s a glass instrument, not a metal harmonica), Franklin stove, bifocal glasses and the flexible urinary catheter.
  • 1732, Franklin published the first German-language newspaper in America named ‘Die Philadelphische Zeitung’ although it failed after one year, as the other newly founded German papers quickly dominated the newspaper market.
  • 1731, he edited and published the first Masonic book in America.
  • 1733, he started publishing the noted Poor Richard’s Almanack under the pseudonym Richard Saunders, on which much of his legendary reputation is based.
  • In 1741, Benjamin Franklin started publishing a General Magazine and Historical Chronicle for all the British Plantations in America, it was the first such monthly magazine which got published in America.
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