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Benjamin Franklin had many 'occupations.' Some of these were a printer, a diplomat, a scientist, an inventor, a philosopher, an educator, and a public servant. Ben organized the first library in America. He helped draft the Declaration of independence and the American Constitution. He also invented many things including the lightning rod.
Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. His dad, who's name was Josiah, was a poor soap
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friends and political leaders. In his last years presidents visited him, he wrote articles, and wrote his famous autobiography. His final public act was to sign a memorial to the state legislature as president of the Pennsylvania society for the abolition of black slavery.
Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84 on April 17, 1790. He had a very nice funeral and after that he was buried next to his wife in Christ church cemetery, in Philadelphia.