Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 17, 1706. He was a scientist, writer, statesman, inventor, printer, publisher, diplomat, and political philosopher who lived in the United States. Benjamin was a founding father of the United States, a signer and drafter of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first postmaster general of the United States. For his experiments and theories about electricity, he was an essential factor in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics as a scientist. Here's a quiz based on Benjamin Franklin.