By Kyle Loshelder
Who is he?
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was a scientist and an inventor. He invented many things such as bifocals and the lightning rod. He also discovered that lightning contains electricity. He came up with many sayings such as "early to bed ,and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy ,and wise". Benjamin Franklin helped draft the declaration of independence and the constitution. He also convinced France to fight alongside the colonies during the revolution. He had a lot of influence over others. He died on April 17, 1790.