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in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 17, 1706
Died: in 1790, in Philadelphia

His inventions include:
Electricity, Franklin stove, bifocal lenses and the lightning rod.

PBS Kids site tells about all of his inventions
He was considered to be America's original entrepreneur

Benjamin Franklin was an American statesman who helped write the Declaration of Independence. He was also a writer, publisher, printer and inventor, who organized an effective postal system, mapped the Gulf Stream and recognized the aurora borealis as an electrical phenomenon.

Franklin Institute
A Documentary History
The Electric Ben
A Man of Many Talents
Ben's Guide

Famous Quotes:
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead & rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing."

"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none"

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen."