Benjamin Franklin

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Biography

Benjamin Franklin is a founding father who drafted the Declaration of Independence this is one of the reasons why he is on the $100 bill. His life spam was from January 17,1706 - April 17,1790. He was born in Boston,Massachusetts,and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died by a disease called pleurisy, pus started filling his lung brought on by attacks. While alive he was married to a widow Madame Helvetius. His occupations were diplomat, scientist, inventor, and writer. He was educated in Boston Latin School.

Early Life

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston in what was then known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His father, English-born soap and candle maker Josiah Franklin, had seven children with first wife, Anne Child, and 10 more with second wife, Abiah Folger. Ben was his 15th child and youngest son.

Death

Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the home of his daughter, Sarah Bache. He was 84, suffered from gout and had complained of ailments for some time, completing the final codicil to his will a little more than a year and a half prior to his death. He bequeathed most of his estate to Sarah and very little to William, whose opposition to the patriot cause still stung him. He also donated money that funded scholarships, schools and

Founding father

Benjamin Franklin is know for being on the $100 bill. Founding universities and libraries, the post office, shaping the foreign policy of the fledgling United States, drafting the Declaration of Independence, publishing newspapers, warming us with the Franklin stove, pioneering advances in science, letting us see with bifocals and lighting our way with electricity—all from a man who never finished school but shaped his life through abundant reading and experience, a strong moral compass and an unflagging commitment to civic duty. Franklin illumined corners of American life that still have the lingering glow of his attention. He was a true polymath and entrepreneur, which is no doubt why he is often called the “First American.”
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