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Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America

J. A. Leo Lemay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; US Politics; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 9657 words.

Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, New England, on 6 January 1706 and baptized later...

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van Heijenoort, Jean

Anita Burdman Feferman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Education; History; Philosophy; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1242 words.

van Heijenoort, Jean (23 July 1912–30 March 1986), logician, historian, and one-time revolutionary, was born Jean Louis Maxime van Heijenoort in Creil, France, the only child of Jean (Jan)...

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