Benjamin franklin was an active inventor all his adult life one of the most famous of his many inventions was the franklin stove houses in his time were poorly heated by drafty open fireplaces. Once in philadelphia, franklin began his scientific life in earnest his interests were wide and varied, and included most things in his daily life for instance, in 1743, he observed that storms did not travel in the direction of the wind. The first great american: memoirs of the life and writings of benjamin franklin, 1818-19, with one of the first printings of a major part of the autobiography along with his correspondence and posthumous writings, rare complete in six volumes, handsomely bound in gilt-stamped contemporary calf by white of london. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in boston, massachusetts, into a devoted puritan household (the puritans were a religious group that stood against the practices of the church of england) in 1683 his family had left england and moved to new england in search of religious freedom. 1 walter isaacson, benjamin franklin: an american life (new york: simon and schuster, 2003), page 10 2 the debates in the federal convention of 1787 , reported by james madison, a delegate from the state of virginia.
Benjamin franklin (1706-1790) is arguably the most beloved and the most accessible of the founding fathers a printer, publisher, and postmaster by trade and an inventor and scientist by avocation, a keen observer of his times and his fellow citizens, a tireless writer given to wit and sound reasoning, franklin is especially revered for his service to his countrymen and countrywomen at the. Some political beliefs that benjamin franklin had was the 13 virtues that basically explained what people need in order to be successful in life and in politics. Benjamin franklin his autobiography 1706-1757 a short biography franklin was born in 1706 at boston he was the tenth son of a soap and candlemaker.
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Benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod, the iron furnace stove, bifocal glasses, and odometer, just to name a few of his accomplishments. Benjamin franklin (b 1706-d 1790) was born and raised in colonial boston, massachusetts, in the waning years of puritan hegemony and literary life, overviews. Benjamin franklin's parents were josiah franklin and abiah folger josiah franklin was born in northamptonshire, england, in 1657, and came to the colonies in 1682 he worked as a candle and soap maker in boston.
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