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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

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/52466
Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America

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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 that day. His parents were Josiah Franklin (1657–1745), a tallow chandler and soap maker who had emigrated from ...

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Subjects: Politics ; Revolutions and Rebellions ; US Politics ; Earth Sciences and Geography ; Philosophy

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