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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The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
"This is Benjamin Franklin. But I will not try to compress into a few sentences the character of the sage, who, as a Frenchman expressed it, snatched the lightning from the sky and the sceptre from a tyrant.
Poor, wayward-hearted Collins leaned his head upon their crazy tables; priggish Benjamin Franklin; Savage, the wrong-headed, much troubled when he could afford any softer bed than a doorstep; young Bloomfield, "Bobby" Burns, Hogarth, Watts the engineer--the roll is endless.
He was a large, thick-set man, a reminder of Benjamin Franklin, with clean-shaven face, long hair curling at the ends, frock coat, high collar, and beaver hat.
Sian Loftus, who is managing the "Aye, it wis aabody" heritage project for the BCT, discovered that through his second marriage he was the great uncle of Elizabeth Downes, wife of William Franklin and daughter-in-law to Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin, Natural Right, and the Art of Virtue.
The map was drawn up by Lewis Evans, who emigrated from Caernarfon and was a close friend of Benjamin Franklin (left)
BFIT is one of New England's oldest colleges of technology, started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin and a gift from Andrew Carnegie.
Norquist and his son operate the local Benjamin Franklin, a member of Direct Energy's home services company, the Clockwork, Inc.
Benjamin Franklin. Edited by The American Philosophical Society
So Senior, Agya Benjamin Franklin is no common person.
I am not sure why Benjamin Franklin counterposed assassination to impeachment; perhaps it was because in his day it was normal to remove the head of the king rather than the king from his throne -- Charles I of England was beheaded for high treason in 1649 and Louise VI and his wife Marie Antionette were sent to the guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793.

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