Biography, poems and picture
This page is dedicated to this great poet together with a biography, picture
and most famous poems
|Concise Biography and Picture |
Nationality - American
Lifespan - 1706 - 1790 - also refer to Timeline
Family - Father was Josiah Franklin a soap and candlemaker
Education - Grammar School
Career - Poet, printer and politician
Death is a Fisherman a poem by Benjamin Franklin
On the Freedom of the Press a poem by Benjamin Franklin
Wedlock a poem by Benjamin Franklin
For details about the Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
together with information and a Timeline please see below
|The Inventions of Benjamin Franklin|
Benjamin Franklin was famous for his imaginative inventions which he shared freely. Franlikin's inventions included the Franklin stove, bifocal eyeglasses and the lightning rod, a glass armonica, watertight bulkheads for ships and an an odometer.
Benjamin Franklin Timeline - Information about the great man
1706 -- Born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1718 -- Apprentice with brother James in printing shop.
1728 -- Opens printing office in Philadelphia.
1729 -- Becomes owner & publisher of Pennsylvania Gazette.
1731 -- Founds first public library.
1748 -- Retires from printing.
1752 -- Kite experiment.
1757 -- Goes to England as colonial representative.
1776 -- Signs Declaration of Independence.
1778 -- Negotiates Treaty of Alliance with France.
1782 -- Negotiates Treaty of Peace with Great Britain.
1787 -- Signs the Consitution of the United States.
1790 -- Dies in Philadelphia.
This page is dedicated to this great poet together with a biography, picture and most famous poems