Benjamin Franklin

Born January 17, 1706 and died April 17, 1790.

Background

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin had seven sisters, and nine brothers, with sixteen siblings in all. He went to the Boston Latin School. His wife was named Deborah Reed.

What Was He Famous For?

Benjamin Franklin was most famous for his findings in electricity. He was a scientist, an inventor, and even an author. You also may know him as one of America's founding fathers.

Fun Facts

  • Benjamin only had two years of formal education.
  • He designed an instrument used by famous musicians such as Beethoven and Mozart.
  • He was a fashion icon in France.