Benjamin Franklin

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Noun1.Benjamin Franklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politicsBenjamin Franklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
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In the 1700s, Benjamin Franklin used the pseudonym Silence Dogood to get his opinion published after being denied several times with his real name,” said Santana.
Thackeray liked to write satire under the names of George Savage Fitz-Boodle and CJ Yellowplush, Esq Dickens started out as Boz and Benjamin Franklin sometimes pretended to be Silence Dogood, a widowed woman.
On January 27, 2010 the Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania opened an installation by Miler Lagos: Silence Dogood.