Franklin pierce, the 14th us president, was born on november 23, 1804, in hillsboro, new hampshire his father, benjamin, was an american revolutionary war hero who held some political prowess. Wikipedia as one of the founding fathers, benjamin franklin played a crucial role in forming america but throughout his life, he played several other imperative roles — politician, inventor. Benjamin franklin, entrepreneur franklin was the youngest son and fifteenth child born to his working-class father and he only attended school for two years - but he made enough money to retire from active business by the age of 42. Benjamin franklin, born in 1706, was an author, diplomat, american printer, philosopher, and scientisthe contributed to two different things they are the american revolution and the new form of federal government benjamin grew up in boston, along with his sixteen other siblings.
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. [benjamin franklin], a modest inquiry into the nature and necessity of a paper currency (philadelphia: printed and sold at the new printing office, 1729) in this pamphlet, the first one he wrote in philadelphia, franklin argued for a bill increasing the paper money supply. Benjamin franklin was born in boston, massachusetts in 1706 and died in philadelphia, pennsylvania in 1790 of old age at 84 years old franklin was brought up in a puritan household, a form of the episcopalian denomination of christianity.
As diplomat, scientist, writer, printer and political philosopher, benjamin franklin was one of the truly dominant figures of the 18th century born on january 17, 1706, into a large family in boston, benjamin franklin experienced little formal schooling and was apprenticed to a half-brother to learn the printing trade. Early life benjamin franklin was born on 17 milk street, boston, massachusetts bay james was the first fighter for journalistic freedom in america and the most important journalistic influence on benjamin franklin james franklin closed up his printing shop and moved to more liberal rhode island. Born in boston in 1706 as the tenth son of a soapmaker, benjamin franklin began his career as an apprentice in his brother’s printing business a restless spirit took him to philadelphia where he opened his own printing shop. Benjamin franklin's autobiography is both an important historical document and franklin's major literary work it was not only the first autobiography to achieve widespread popularity, but after two hundred years remains one of the most enduringly popular examples of the genre ever written as such. The most famous man of his age, benjamin franklin was an individual of many talents and accomplishments he invented the wood-burning stove and the lightning rod, he wrote poor richard's almanac and the way to wealth, and he traveled the world as a diplomat but it was in politics that franklin made his greatest impact.
Benjamin franklin frs frse (january 17, 1706 [os january 6, 1705] – april 17, 1790) was an american polymath and one of the founding fathers of the united statesfranklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomatas a scientist, he was a major figure in the american. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 , in boston, massachusetts his accomplishments as a scientist, publisher and statesman are particularly remarkable when considered in the context of colonial north america, which lacked the cultural and commercial institutions to nourish original ideas. Franklin delano roosevelt was born to james and sara roosevelt in 1882 james was a landowner and businessmen of considerable, but not awesome, wealth from new york he likely joined the democratic party in the 1850s and identified with the party for the remainder of his life, although he voted for.
The autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin with introduction and notes edited by charles w eliot lld p f collier & son company, new york (1909) introductory note benjamin franklin was born in milk street, boston, on january 6, 1706 his father, josiah. Benjamin franklin quotes 1706 - 1790 be inspired by the words of wisdom in our collection of benjamin franklin quotes he had diversified career he was a printer, but is also famous for his work as a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, and a philosopher. Benjamin franklin, was an american printer, author, diplomat, philosopher and scientist who's many contributions to the american revolution, and the newly formed federal government that followed, ranked him among the country's greatest statesmen. By john fea this article originally appeared in pennsylvania heritage magazine volume xxxvii, number 4 - fall 2011 ezra stiles (1727–1795), the calvinist president of yale college, was curious about benjamin franklin (1706–1790) and his faith.
Benjamin franklin, memoirs of the life and writings of benjamin franklin (london: printed for henry colburn, british and foreign public library, 1818), vol 1 franklin’s famous diagram of his method for recording faults was first written in a paper notebook, but it wore out with constant erasure, so he copied the diagram in red ink on ivory. Brother james franklin dies benjamin sends his widow 500 copies of poor richard for free so she can make money by selling them andrew (the philadelphia lawyer) hamilton defends john peter zenger in a seminal freedom of the press case. Benjamin franklin held an extremely diverse set of jobs throughout his life, including printer, writer, inventor and civil servant during the revolutionary era, franklin further served as a delegate to the continental congress and then as one of the aspiring republic's most important diplomats. In the amazing life of benjamin franklin, author james cross giblin presents a highly readable, entertaining portrait of one of the country's founders 1 of 17 children one of 17 children of a candle and soap maker, benjamin franklin was born in 1706 in boston.