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Benjamin franklin was a writer, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat he discovered many of the laws governing the use of electricity and created several useful inventions, such as bifocals and the. Benjamin franklin (17 january 1706 - 17 april 1790) was one of the founding fathers of the united states a renowned polymath, franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Benjamin franklin helped draft the declaration of independence and the us constitution did you know franklin was famous for his investigations into electricity and for writing 'poor richard's. Benjamin franklin found writing he admired in the spectator, and then imitated the writing benjamin franklin learned how to be original in his expressions by first learning how to imitate others.
The writing style of benjamin franklin was pragmatic, clear, and plain with a self-deprecating tone he used declarative sentences as puritan writers did he also wrote several poems. Benjamin franklin was born january 17th, 1706, into poverty and became one of the founding fathers of the united states his first job was working for a newspaper, which began his writing career. Benjamin franklin frs frse (january 17, 1706 [os january 6, 1705] - april 17, 1790) was an american polymath and one of the founding fathers of the united states. 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.
Benjamin franklin was a writer and diplomat he was also an inventor franklin was born in boston, massachusetts on 17 january 1706 his father josiah franklin was a soap maker. Guests examined the history of the pre-revolutionary era and early republic through the writings of benjamin franklin, publisher, scientist and early-american diplomat.
Benjamin franklin loved to read when he was young, he borrowed books from anyone who would lend them he read about all kinds of subjects franklin also wanted to write, but he didn't know how. Benjamin franklin was among the 56 delegates who signed the declaration of independence benjamin franklin was america's scientist, inventor, politician, philanthropist and business man. Benjamin franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor. By franklin, benjamin, 1706-1790 smyth, albert henry, 1863-1907 publication date 1905-07 topics franklin, benjamin, 1706-1790, united states -- foreign relations, united states -- politics and.