Benjamin franklin biography benjamin franklin (1706-1790) was a scientist, ambassador, philosopher, statesmen, writer, businessman and celebrated free. Early life benjamin franklin benjamin franklin was born 17 january 1706, into a large and poor family his father had 17 children by two different wives benjamin. In benjamin franklin: writer and printer, 145-70 new castle, de: oak knoll press, 2006 lc call number: z232f8 g74 2006 [catalog record] hartsock, pamela a 'tracing the pattern among the tangled threads': the composition and publication history of the autobiography of benjamin franklin phd diss, university of missouri-columbia, 2000. Benjamin franklin helped write the declaration of independence 1783: the bifocals benjamin invented the bifocal glasses, which allowed a person to see clearly up close or far away 1790: benjamin's death benjamin died at the age of 84 he contributed to the founding of public schooling, the money system, religious institutions, the american.
This biography gives the important facts about his life and his role in the war for independence benjamin franklin childhood ben was born on january 17, 1706, the. The first american: the life and times of benjamin franklin new york: doubleday, 2000 breitwieser, mitchell robert cotton mather and benjamin franklin: the price of representative personality cambridge & new york: cambridge university press, 1984 brooks, elbridge streeter the true story of benjamin franklin, the american. Watch video benjamin franklin (january 17, 1706 to april 17, 1790) was a founding father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat franklin helped to draft the declaration of independence and the us constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 treaty of paris ending the revolutionary war. Benjamin franklin is perhaps the greatest polymath of american history he was known by turns as a scientist and satirist, an inventor and entrepreneur, a printer and politician within his lifetime, franklin won international admiration for his discoveries relating to electricity and other scientific experiments. Lived 1706 - 1790 benjamin franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor he had a profound effect on our understanding of electricity and shaped the language we use when we talk about.
Biography born in boston in 1706 as the tenth son of a soapmaker, benjamin franklin began his career as an apprentice in his brother’s printing business a. History essay: founding father biography & discussion - benjamin franklin. Biography of benjamin franklin 1 by zia kara 2 how to use this presentation i hope you enjoy this presentation and learn as much as i did this presentation is.
The eventful life of benjamin franklin the pennsylvania scientist and diplomat signs both the declaration of independence and the constitution. Benjamin franklin was a genius, recognized as such at home and abroad in his own time and still today george washington referred to him as ‘that great philosopher’ thomas jefferson called him ‘the greatest man of the age and country in which he lived’ john adams said of him: ‘franklin.
The autobiography of benjamin franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by benjamin franklin from 1771 to 1790 however. What did benjamin franklin invent as if being a prolific writer and a major player in the founding of the united states wasn't enough, ben franklin still found time to be a prominent inventor and scientist. A short summary of benjamin franklin's the autobiography of benjamin franklin this free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of the autobiography of benjamin franklin. 1 the autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin with introduction and notes edited by charles w eliot lld p f collier & son company, new york (1909.
Several biographies of benjamin franklin, including a short timeline, a brief biography, his autobiography and the biography by noted biographer jared sparks. Quotes by benjamin franklin regarding national symbol i wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country he is a bird of bad moral. Benjamin franklin benjamin was born in boston, ma 1717: his first invention an 11 year old benjamin invented a pair of fins to wear on his hands while he swam 1720.
Amazing life story of benjamin franklin 1706-1776 american history channel. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in boston, massachusetts he was one of seventeen children born to josiah franklin, a soap maker josiah wanted benjamin to enter the clergy, but could not afford to send him to school. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston in what was known as the massachusetts bay colony he was born on a small house on 17 milk street, across the street from the old meeting house his father was. Top 10 ben franklin inventions by john fuller start countdown next start the countdown benjamin franklin's influence on modern life is enormous getty images. Early life birthplace and parents benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston in what was known biography marriage and children biography • later.