Autobiography of benjamin franklin item preview remove-circle. 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 franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Benjamin franklin was born to josiah franklin, who was married twice josiah was a soap maker, a tallow chandler, and a candle maker, born in northamptonshire, england he married his first wife, annie child in 1683, and emigrated to boston. Benjamin franklin biography born: january 17, 1706 boston, massachusetts died: april 17, 1790 philadelphia, pennsylvania american scholar, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor b enjamin franklin was a leader of america's revolutionary generation.
Complete text of the autobiography of benjamin franklin. The life of benjamin franklin (full documentary) thanks for watching history life discovery science technology tech learning education national nature this animated book summary video is on the autobiography of benjamin franklin seen as a classic in it's genre, it took nearly 20 years to write. The biography of benjamin franklin, founding father and signer of the declaration of independence benjamin franklin was born at boston, on the 17th of january, 1706 his ancestors were from the county of northampton, in england, where they had for many generations possessed a. Short biography about benjamin franklin this article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about benjamin franklin (january 17 benjamin franklin was was one of the founding fathers of the united states and helped to draw up the declaration of independence and the.
Midterm assignment benjamin franklin the autobiography of benjamin franklin was not an easy book to read benjamin franklin was a remarkable man through reading this autobiography i have found three major themes that franklin may have written this biography to express. 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. Get a copy of the autobiography of benjamin franklin at bncom test your knowledge of the autobiography of benjamin franklin with our quizzes and study questions, or go further with essays on the context and background and links to the best resources around the web. Benjamin franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings in best-selling author walter isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography.
Benjamin franklin was the first american and inventor when benjamin franklin was on a visit in paris, france, the french gave him a lantern as a gift and told him that they used it to get rid of evil spirits. Not only was benjamin franklin instrumental in the birth of the american nation, he was a great politician and inventor learn some interesting facts about ben franklin's life, including the many jobs he had and inventions he created that are still being used today. Benjamin franklin : a biography in his own words by benjamin franklin (1972, hb) see more like this benjamin franklin - a biography in his own words 2 vols 1972 - vg+ $1560. Learn interesting benjamin franklin facts in this brief biography with witty quotes from the man who brought us poor richard and silence dogood josiah wanted benjamin to become a minister he sent him to school but could only afford 2 years young ben continued his education through books. Birthplace and parents benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston in what was known.
The autobiography of benjamin franklin second edition benjamin franklin edited by leonard w labaree, ralph l ketcham, helen c boatfield prepared by the editors of the papers of benjamin franklin, this edition is drawn with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in franklin's. Although it had a tortuous publication history after franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written for faster navigation, this iframe is preloading the wikiwand page for the autobiography of benjamin franklin. The autobiography of benjamin franklin with introduction and notes edited by charles w eliot , the electronic classics series, jim manis, editor, psu-hazleton, hazleton, pa 18202 is a portable document file produced as part of an ongoing publication project to bring classical. Benjamin franklin's autobiography is both an important historical document and franklin's in his second copy (based on the first) temple franklin also pasted sections of already-printed biographies of the autobiography of benjamin franklin: the puritan experimenter in life and art, 335-49. A brief biography of benjamin franklin by tim lambert benjamin franklin was a writer and diplomat he was also an inventor franklin was born in boston, massachusetts on 17 january 1706.
Benjamin franklin was born into a large family he was the 15th child of seventeen children in the family his father, josiah, was a candlemaker. Benjamin franklin is known as one of the founding fathers of the united states of america with this biography, explore the childhood and profile of benjamin franklin was an american author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. Benjamin franklin biography - benjamin franklin invented franklin stove, bifocals, lightning rod and glass harmonica benjamin franklin was a renowned 18th century american scientist, politician, author and diplomat who is often referred to as the first american.
Benjamin franklin was a renowned polymath and one of america's founding fathers this is the first heavily illustrated edition of his autobiography, with sidebars from famous contemporary historians. Benjamin's daughter, sally, worshipped benjamin and struggled to impress him, but he often met her pleadings with criticisms that she needed to do more in the book's conclusion, the author, isaacson, evaluates history's view of franklin. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them in the introduction of the 1916 publication of the autobiography, editor f w pine wrote that franklin's biography provided the most remarkable of all the remarkable histories of our self-made. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston, massachusetts and is a noted polymath, a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician you could try the autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin it is sometimes considered one of the best autobiographies of a.
Benjamin franklin was born in boston on january 17, 1706 he was the tenth son of soap maker, josiah franklin benjamin's mother was abiah folger, the second wife of josiah.