Benjamin Franklin Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Benjamin Franklin

Last Updated: 05 Oct, 2023 | Views: 229

Age: 84

Profession: Historical Men

Other Profession(s): Scientist, Writer, Inventor, Diplomat, Statesman, Publisher

Famous For: 6th President of Pennsylvania

Higher Education: Boston Latin School

Benjamin Franklin Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
17 Jan, 1706 (84 Years 03 Months)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
17 Apr, 1790

Cause of Death

Benjamin Franklin Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Benjamin Franklin was a writer, inventor, politician, and an American genius. His role in the American Revolution and founding of the United States are key to his fame. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706 he started as a printer then worked his way up to owning his printing company. Helping us find ways to stay safe during a storm with the lightning rod, improving our vision with bifocal glasses, and keeping us warm during winter with the Franklin stove is just a small sample of this genius’ works. Adding to his list of accomplishments are Poor Richard's Almanack and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin which have been published.
Benjamin Franklin Career Timeline:
1718: Franklin is apprenticed to his older brother James as a printer in Boston.
1723: Franklin runs away to Philadelphia and begins working as a printer.
1729: Franklin and a partner purchase the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper.
1730: Franklin marries Deborah Read and the couple goes on to have two children.
1731: Franklin establishes the first public library in the United States.
1743: Franklin invents the Franklin stove.
1753-1757: Franklin serves as the colonial agent for Pennsylvania in London.
1754: Franklin proposes the Albany Plan of Union, a precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1758: Franklin is elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly.
1776: Franklin serves on the committee that drafts the Declaration of Independence.
1777-1785: Franklin serves as the U.S. ambassador to France, securing critical aid for the American Revolution.
1787: Franklin serves as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and signs the U.S. Constitution.

Benjamin Franklin Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In feet & Inches 5'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs

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Hair Color

Benjamin Franklin Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Josiah Franklin

Mother's Name
Abiah Folger

Deborah Read

James Franklin, Thomas Franklin, Samuel Franklin, Ebenezer Franklin, Peter Franklin, John Franklin, Josiah Franklin Jr., Joseph Franklin I, Joseph Franklin II

Jane Franklin Mecom, Mary Holmes, Anne Harris, Elizabeth Douse, Lydia Scott, Sarah Davenport, Hannah Cole

William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin

Sarah Franklin Bache

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