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Benjamin Franklin

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Founding Dad of america who became known for his political functions, his writings, as well as for his contribution towards the knowledge of electricity, highlighted by his (possibly apocryphal) soaring of the kite inside a lightning surprise. He also developed bifocal eyeglasses, the catheter, the lightning pole, and a drum called a cup harmonica. He published beneath the pseudonym Mrs. Silence Dogood, and released provocative characters; in 1731, he became a member of a Masonic Lodge. He was the 1st USA Ambassador to France, where he advocated spiritual tolerance and paved just how for Louis XVI’s putting your signature on from the Edict of Versailles, which offered Catholics civil position in France. He founded a common-law relationship to Deborah Reed in 1730 after her mom rejected him like a suitor; he previously an illegitimate child called William Temple Franklin in 1762. He went to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 alongside additional powerful political numbers of that time period, including George Washington.

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Full Name Benjamin Franklin
Date Of Birth January 17, 1706
Died April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Scientist
Education Boston Latin School
Nationality American
Spouse Deborah Read
Children Sarah Franklin Bache, William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin
Parents Josiah Franklin, Abiah Folger
Siblings Jane Mecom, James Franklin, Ebenezer Franklin, Elizabeth Douse, Josiah Franklin Jr., Anne Harris, Joseph Franklin I, Samuel Franklin, Sarah Davenport, Mary Holmes, Hannah Cole, Peter Franklin, Thomas Franklin, John Franklin, Lydia Scott, Joseph Franklin II
Awards Copley Medal
Star Sign Capricorn

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joh's Jury1993TV MovieDouglas Drummond
Police Rescue1993TV SeriesWally
A Country Practice1984-1992TV SeriesSergeant Jeff Burns / Hodge
Sweet Talker1991Larsen
Lágrimas al desayuno1989ShortChorus Girl 1
Captain James Cook1988TV Mini-SeriesDalrymple
Richmond Hill1988TV SeriesNorm
Sons and Daughters1984-1987TV SeriesTanker Driver / Ted Cummings
Land of Hope1986TV SeriesKevin Quinn
Prisoner1982TV SeriesErnie

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Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Maestro's Company1984TV Series puppeteer: "Jacques"

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