Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790. Basic Information Born on January 7 th 1706. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died April 17 th 1790. He was an American statesman.

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Benjamin Franklin1706-1790Basic InformationBorn on January 7th 1706. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died April 17th 1790.He was an American statesman. He created the idea of 13 colonies and America itself.Famous political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist and a diplomat.He played a significant role in the American revolution and in the creation of the 13 colonies.He influenced many European scientists. Overseas he was the main person associated with America.He is mostly known for his inventions ( the lighting rod, bifocals, etc.)His face is on the US hundred dollar bills to pay tribute.Inventions"... as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."Lightning rod- 1749Glass armonica- 1740sFranklin stove- 1741Bifocals*

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