- Name: Benjamin Franklin
- Died: 04/17/1790
- Born: unknown
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1706]? April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, 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. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including the Library Company, Philadelphia’s first fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Benjamin Franklin quotes :
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.Benjamin Franklin
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.Benjamin Franklin