Benjamin Franklin Facts

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We all know very familiar face on 100 dollar bill. Benjamin Franklin was the ninth child out of eleven children. Ben Franklin was born in Boston on 1-17-1706.  He was born on Milk Street in Boston.  Benjamin’s father was Josiah a candle/soap maker and his mother was Abiah.  Ben Franklin ran away when his father couldn’t give him any money.  Ben Franklin was the tenth son of his father.

Benjamin Franklin was all of these things plus more:


Political theorist







Civic Activist


He traveled 50 miles to find a work. He was a civil worker, inventor, a founding father, scientist, publisher & author, and held many political positions such as Minister to France which caused frequent travel to other countries. He was the only person to sign the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Treaty of Paris of 1776. Benjamin Franklin died an abolitionist at April 17 of 1790. Franklin died in Philadelphia.

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He was 84 when he died. He was fireman in his mid twenties. He also created the first insurance company and invented the first American penny.  Interesting fact about Benjamin Franklin is that he invented urinary catheter.




TIL that when Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, he willed the cities of Boston and Philadelphia $4,400 each, but with the stipulation that the money could not be spent for 200 years. By 1990 Boston’s trust was worth over $5 million. from todayilearned

Did Benjamin Franklin really say "We need a revolution every 200 years, because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.”? from AskHistorians

TIL Benjamin Franklin designed the first American penny called the Fugio Cent. The coin was engraved with a sundial and the words "Mind Your Business". from todayilearned


50 Comments on “Benjamin Franklin Facts”

  1. Actually… Benjamin Franklin did not “invent” the urinary catheter… in reality, he took the design from europe after one of his travels there, and he adapted it and put it to use in America…. Just thought I would clarify things for anyone looking for correct facts on that subject…

  2. benjamin franklin was the 15th child of 17.i was told my social studies teacher and it happened to say in my social studies book.

  3. dear benjamin your a great man you did alot to help invent new things to make the world a better place. carly………………………………………………………………….?

  4. geen wrote: #
    benjamin franklin was the 15th child of 17.i was told my social studies teacher and it happened to say in my social studies book.

    well i was told that he happened to be the fifteenth child and that was there last child

  5. this website really helped me with my big oral report i have to do. I HATe ORAL REPORTS im so bad at giving speeches.Any way thanks benjamin franklin ?????~!

  6. he also used to experiment on people’s bodies who donated themselves to ben franklin for money for their family.

  7. Just so you all know, he was the 15th of 17 chilren. It is a proven fact. Also, it is true that he used people’s cadavers for research, with their permission. He would send a fraction of his profit gained from his research to the families the person left behind. It was a nice way to pay back to their loved ones, even after they were gone.

    If you are doing a report: DO NOT USE THIS SITE AS A SOURCE.

    86% of their facts are incorrect.
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    Thanks guys! Have a great day.

  8. Thank you who ever created this good website!even though he is wrong just say it nicely!I’m in 5th grade.i need to do a biography on him for school!i am at school right now and we need to do a report on him thanks again! =3

    -Trevor Marchiselli.

  9. ben frankln was not stupid because he has many job because her father did not give him any money so he run away..and that’s why ben flanklin has many job because he needed money…

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