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Benjamin Franklin

Person  Male  Born 6/1/1706  Died 17/4/1790

Natural philosopher, writer, revolutionary politician and inventor. Born Boston Massachusetts. Spent 1724-1726 in London working in the printing business and wrote a pamphlet. A keen swimmer, he often swam in the Thames. Was in London again, 1757-62 staying at 7 Craven Street, petitioning the British authorities on behalf of the Pennsylvania assembly. In London again, 1764-75, to petition king George III. 1783 signatory to the Treaty of Paris.
Quote: "Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes."
Invented: a heat-efficient stove - the "Franklin", bifocal glasses and swimming flippers.
Died in Philadelphia.

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45577

Benjamin Franklin

Franklin lived here for two extended stays between 1757 and 1775. This is the...

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74617

Diplomatic Gates

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