Benjamin franklin's autobiography: finding franklin, a resource guide (virtual services and programs, digital reference section, library of congress. Of all my inventions, the glass armonica has given me the greatest personal satisfaction benjamin franklin was inspired to create his own version of the armonica after listening to a concert of handel's water music which was played on tuned wine glasses benjamin franklin's armonica, created in. B enjamin franklin was a leader of america's revolutionary generation his character and thought were shaped by his religious upbringing, the philosophy of the historical era known as the enlightenment, and the environment of colonial america benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in. Watch video benjamin franklin (january 17, 1706 to april 17, 1790) was a founding father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat franklin helped to draft the declaration of independence and the us constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 treaty of paris ending the revolutionary war. The life and times of benjamin franklin, beginning with his parents, his birth, his childhood and his eventual move from boston to philadelphia. -carl van doren, ``benjamin franklin`` franklin was born in 1706 in boston on a sunday, which for the puritans was reason enough for him to be morally weak they believed that any child born on the sabbath was conceived on the sabbath-we have no confirmation of this in franklin`s case-and was therefore doomed to a life of. Benjamin franklin is regarded as the most diversely talented out of the original founding fathers, and perused his interest in a great many things during his lifetime. Benjamin franklin: benjamin franklin, american printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat one of the foremost of the american founding fathers, he helped draft the declaration of independence he also made important contributions to science, especially in the understanding of technology.
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You will find a mixed bag of beliefs when it comes to benjamin franklin and his religion he believed in god and his supremacy although he grew up under calvinist teaching, he later came under the influence of british deistic thought and he eventually became a prominent deist, but rejected the more radical deism. The role of benjamin franklin in the history of the united states of america.
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Why famous: us founding father benjamin franklin worked his way up from working class origins to prominence as a writer and publisher of newspapers before becoming a voice for american interests in europe and ambassador to france he one of the committee of five that drafted the us declaration of. This biography gives the important facts about his life and his role in the war for independence benjamin franklin childhood ben was born on january 17, 1706, the. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in boston, massachusetts, into a devoted puritan household (the puritans were a religious group that stood against the practices of the church of england) in 1683 his family had left england and moved to new england in search of religious freedom.
Benjamin franklin was a man who got a lot done he was “a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat” — in addition to being one of america’s founding fathers but early in life. The electric ben franklin at ushistoryorg includes a quick biography of franklin's life and accomplishments benjamin franklin: an extraordinary life an electric mind on pbsorg contains biographical facts, information about. In april 1768, georgia appointed franklin as its representative in london new jersey did the same in november of 1769, and massachusetts followed suit in october of 1770 combined with his original job as representative from pennsylvania, franklin now looked after the interests of four colonies increasingly, he was the voice of america in britain. Benjamin franklin, was an american printer, author, diplomat, philosopher and scientist who's many contributions to the american revolution, and the newly formed.