Benjamin Franklin was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Of all the signers, he's the one I'm most curious about. He also intrigues my husband, to the point that we've found books to read about him.
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Now, back to Benjamin Franklin.
He was born on January 17, 1706. And, died April 17, 1790.
He said, ''Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.''
Did you know that when Benjamin was 16, he experimented with begin a vegan so that he could save money to buy more books?
You know that he experimented with electricity and developed various inventions including the famous kite and lightning experiment. But did you know that at the age of 17 he left home and became a printer?
Later in his life he also served as ambassador to France, successfully securing French support for the newly formed United States.
Benjamin Franklin was a true hero in history and our nation's Renaissance Man.
You can find out more about Benjamin Franklin by visiting these sites:
Fast Facts About Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Quick Facts
Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin