Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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Names
Benjamin Franklin
Ben Franklin
Richard Saunders pseudonym
Dates
1706-1790
Death
April 17, 1790
Styles/Cultures/Eras
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Timeline

17 Jan 1706
Birth of Benjamin Franklin
1725
A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity
1729
Benjamin Franklin Prints Currency
1729
First Issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette
1732
First Publication of the Poor Richard's Almanac
1736
Benjamin Franklin becomes clerk of the Pennsylvania legislature.
1737
Benjamin Franklin becomes postmaster of Philadelphia.
Nov 1746
Franklin Studies Electricity
1748
Benjamin Franklin Retires
1749
Benjamin Franklin is justice of the peace in Philadelphia.
1751
Publication of Experiments and Observations on Electricity
1753
Benjamin Franklin becomes deputy postmaster general, a royal appointment putting him in charge of mail in the northern colonies.
1754
Franklin's Plan of Union
1757
Benjamin Franklin in London
1757
Franklin Writes The Way to Wealth

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