Ben Franklin

One of the Founding fathers of the United States

About Benjamin

Benjamin Franklin was a renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

Important dates and people

    Born: January 17, 1706, Boston, MA

    Died: April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA

    Spouse: Deborah Read (m. 1730–1774)

    Children: William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin, Sarah Franklin Bache

Three of Franklins inventions