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Home → sparknotes → literature study guides → autobiography of benjamin franklin the autobiography of benjamin franklin benjamin franklin table of contents summary summary & analysis part one, first section part one, second section part one. A list of frequently asked questions about the namesake of the franklin institute, benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin by carl lotus becker from dictionary of american biography, volume 3 (new york: scribner's, 1931) the bracketed citations in this article are to the writings of benjamin franklin, collected and edited with a life and introduction (10 vols, 1905-07), by albert henry smyth franklin, benjamin, 1706---1790, (jan 17, 1706.
Ancestry benjamin franklin's father, josiah franklin, was a tallow chandler, a soap-maker and a candle-maker josiah was born at ecton, northamptonshire, england on december 23, 1657, the son of thomas franklin, a blacksmith-farmer, and jane whitebenjamin's mother, abiah folger, was born in nantucket, massachusetts, on august 15, 1667, to. Benjamin franklin was born on milk street in boston on january 17, 1706 his father, josiah franklin, was a tallow chandler, a maker of candles and soap, who married twice. Examine the life, times, and work of benjamin franklin through detailed author biographies on enotes. Benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod, the iron furnace stove, bifocal glasses and the odometer learn more about benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin was married once to a woman named deborah read the circumstances surrounding the marriage of benjamin franklin are quite interesting benjamin franklin's wife franklin knew deborah read from a young age. This page lists the best benjamin franklin biography books for children in k-8.