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Information about Benjamin Franklin


this epitaph was taken from http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/timeline/epitaph.html and the information afterwards was given to me by my English III teacher

The Epitaph of Young Benjamin Franklin

The body of
B. Franklin, Printer
(Like the Cover of an Old Book
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding)
Lies Here, Food for Worms
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will (as he Believ’d) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.

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Information:

  • First American millionaire
  • Invented furnace (Franklin stove)
  • Rocking chair that swatted flies
  • Airmonica
  • Bifocals
  • Public library
  • Library ladder
  • Helped plan city streets of Philadelphia
  • Helped organize sewer system and light lamp
  • First fire department, post office
  • Discovered theories behind electricity
  • Appointed as diplomat for France
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Wrote his own autobiography Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • Started Pennsylvania University
  • Philadelphia Gazette he started that newspaper
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