Benjamin Franklin was an American politician, one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Benjamin Franklin interesting facts

1. His parents had 17 children. Benjamin was born on the 10th.

2. He knew four foreign languages ​​well: Latin, French, Spanish and Italian.

3. Benjamin Franklin is the inventor of the lightning rod.

4. In his honor, the unit of electric charge in the CGS system was named Franklin.

5. The image of Benjamin Franklin is on the $ 100 US banknote.

6. He ended up on a dollar bill, even though he had never become the president of the United States.

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7. He spent the last years of his life organizing various actions aimed at the abolition of slavery.

8. All his life he tried to follow the system of values ​​he composed, consisting of 13 points: 1 – Moderation, 2 – Silence, 3 – Order, 4 – Resolution, 5 – Economy, 6 – Diligence, 7 – Honesty, 8 – Justice, 9 – Restraint, 10 – Chastity, 11 – Peace, 12 – Corporal severity and 13 – Humility.

9. The popular statement “In this world only death and taxes are certain” is made by Benjamin Franklin.

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10. Benjamin Franklin was born 313 years ago. He died 229 years ago (data: May 2019).

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Benjamin Franklin questions and answers

Where and when was Benjamin Franklin born?

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, United States.

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Where and when did Benjamin Franklin die?

Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, United States.

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How many years did Benjamin Franklin live?

Benjamin Franklin lived to be 84.

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How tall was Benjamin Franklin?

Benjamin Franklin was about 175 cm tall.

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What sign of the Zodiac was Benjamin Franklin under?


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