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Benjamin Franklin
Source/Notes:
The Life of Benjamin Franklin, written chiefly by himself, revised and arranged by Mason L. Weems (1817), p. 90
Benjamin Franklin
Source/Notes:
Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, 1755 ed.
Benjamin Franklin
Source/Notes:
Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, 1736 ed.


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Born: January 17, 1706

Died: April 17, 1790 (aged 84)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

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