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Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin's Biography

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He facilitated many civic organizations, including a fire department and a university.

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  • Go Figure!: Ben Franklin - A Math-a-Magician!

      Blog Source: gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Did you know that Benjamin Franklin created many inventions, including the Magic Square? (A magic square is a box of numbers arranged so that any line of numbers adds up to be the same number, including the diagonals!) Richard Walz ...
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      Blog Source: the405media.com | 3 months ago
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      Blog Source: pen-n-sword.com | 3 months ago
    From Wayne Curtis: Benjamin Franklin attained prominence as a scientist, inventor, publisher, and statesman. But most people are unaware of his role in the development of paper money in colonial America. Colonial legislatures began ...

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