Who was Benjamin Franklin?
- Leading author
- Political theorist
- Civic activist
His Inventions and Discoveries
- Lighting Rod
- Glass Harmonica
Date And Place Of Birth
- DOB: January 17, 1706
- Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Study Life of Benjamin Franklin
- Boston Latin School
Date And Place of Death
- DOB: April 17, 1790
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- At the age of 17, Franklin ran away to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeking a new start in a new city.
- He at first worked in few printer shops, and he then shifted from Philadelphia to Lond then soon moved back to Philadelphia.
- Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, among his many inventions, the main was the lightning rod, glass armonica (it’s a glass instrument, not a metal harmonica), Franklin stove, bifocal glasses and the flexible urinary catheter.
- 1732, Franklin published the first German-language newspaper in America named ‘Die Philadelphische Zeitung’ although it failed after one year, as the other newly founded German papers quickly dominated the newspaper market.
- 1731, he edited and published the first Masonic book in America.
- 1733, he started publishing the noted Poor Richard’s Almanack under the pseudonym Richard Saunders, on which much of his legendary reputation is based.
- In 1741, Benjamin Franklin started publishing a General Magazine and Historical Chronicle for all the British Plantations in America, it was the first such monthly magazine which got published in America.