Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin
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6t Preses o Pennsylvanie
In office
October 18, 1785 – November 5, 1788
Vice PresesCharles Biddle
Thomas Mifflin
Precedit biJohn Dickinson
Succeedit biThomas Mifflin
Unitit States Meenister tae France
In office
September 14, 1778 – Mey 17, 1785
Servin with Arthur Lee, Silas Deane, and John Adams
Appyntit biContinental Congress
Precedit biNew office
Succeedit biThomas Jefferson
Unitit States Meenister tae Swaden
In office
September 28, 1782 – Apryle 3, 1783
Appyntit biCongress of the Confederation
Precedit biNew office
Succeedit biJonathan Russell
1st United States Postmaster General
In office
Julie 26, 1775 – November 7, 1776
Appyntit biContinental Congress
Precedit biNew office
Succeedit biRichard Bache
Speaker o the Pennsylvanie Assembly
In office
Mey 1764 – October 1764
Precedit biIsaac Norris
Succeedit biIsaac Norris
Member o the Pennsylvanie Assemmly
In office
1762–1764
In office
1751–1757
Personal details
Born17 Januar 1706(1706-01-17)
Boston, Massachusetts Bay
Dee'd17 Apryle 1790(1790-04-17) (aged 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie
NaitionalityAmerican
Poleetical pairtyIndependent
Spoose(s)Deborah Read
BairnsWilliam Franklin
Francis Folger Franklin
Sarah Franklin Bache
ProfessionScientist
Writer
Politeecian
Signatur

Benjamin Franklin (17 Januar 1706 – 17 Apryle 1790) wis an American statesman. He has also been kent as "the First American". He wis a verra important fowk in the American Revolution an helpit make the Thirteen Colonies ane naition. As a leader o the Enlichtment, he influencit European scientists. He even wis the first thing mony Europeans associatit wi Americae at the time. His successfu diplomacy in Fraunce wis an important factor in the Unitit States' win ower Great Breetain.