Date of Birth
January 17, 1706
Date of Death
April 17, 1790
Place of Birth
Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger
Common-law marriage with Deborah Read
William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin and Sarah Franklin.
Attended Boston Latin School for two years but did not graduate
Printer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur
Reason for Fame
a founding father of the United States ofAmerica. He was a noted polymath, a leading author and printer,Satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat.
Franklin invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer and the glass ‘armonica’. Franklin formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.