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17th January 1706

Benjamin Franklin

American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Lived from
    1706 - 1790 (Died age 84)
  • Birthday:
    17th January 1706
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Capricorn
  • Place of Birth:
    Boston
  • Country:
    United States of America