Benjamin Franklin

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Common-law marriage (1774-12-19, 1730-09-01, Deborah Read)
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Weight
100 kg (220 lb)
Height
1.75 m (1.91 yd)
Education
Boston Latin School (1714, 1716)
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Boston (1723, 1706)
Paris (1785, 1778)
Philadelphia (1777, 1724)
Date of birth
1706-01-17
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1783 (Sweden, 1782)
1785 (France, 1778)
 

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The First American
The Newton of Electricity
The Patron Saint of Advertising
Official name
Benjamin Franklin
 

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13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin
 

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A man of great ability, he was the most famous 18th century American after George Washington
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unknown
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science
Connections from
benjamin franklin replaced theory of jean-antoine, abbe nollet (Jean-Antoine Nollet)
benjamin franklin member of royal society (Royal Society)
benjamin franklin knew william hewson (William Hewson)
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john quincy adams knew benjamin franklin (John Quincy Adams)
samuel adams fellow-revolutionary with benjamin franklin (Samuel Adams)
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At 16, Franklin wrote a series of satirical articles for his father's weekly newspaper, the New England Courant. (Details)
In 1723, he moved to Philadelphia, where the governor of Pennsylvania, Sir William Keith, lent him money to set up his own print shop. (Details)
He also arranged for Franklin to go to England to contact London paper-sellers, but when Franklin arrived, he found his letters of credit and introduction had not arrived. (Details)
 

Politician

Government Positions Held
Benjamin Franklin - Speaker (Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1765, 1765, Speaker)
President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania (1785-10-18, 1788-12-01)
United States Ambassador to France (Congress of the Confederation, 1778, 1785)
 

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"On account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity" (1753, Copley Medal)
 

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1790-04-17
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Letters of Silence Dogood
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