Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

About Benjamin Franklin:

Benjamin Franklin is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.

Author Bio

  • NameBenjamin Franklin
  • DescriptionAmerican author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat
  • AliasesThe First American; Silence Dogood; Ben Franklin
  • BornJanuary 17, 1706
  • DiedApril 17, 1790
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWriter; Politician; Publisher; Printer; Political Theorist; Postmaster; Inventor; Political Activist; Statesman; Diplomat; Dilettante; Polymath; Chess Player; Designer; Musician; Political Philosopher; Autobiographer
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society; Copley Medal