10 Unknown Benjamin Franklin Facts


Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Benjamin’s mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah. There are lot of interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin the Founding Fathers of the United States that you should know. Here in this post we have compiled 10 Benjamin Franklin facts.

Benjamin Franklin Facts:

  1. Benjamin Franklin came from a large family.

In fact, his father, Josiah Franklin, had 17 children with 2 wives. He was the 8th to the second wife but the 15th in total. He started to work with his brothers in a print shop at the age of 12.

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2. Benjamin Franklin organised and was the first secretary of the American Philosophical Society. He was elected president in 1769.

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3. Ben Franklin was a writer.

ben-franklin-was-a-writerFranklin started out with a passion in writing and wrote many writings immediately after starting work. However, his older brother refused to publish his writings. After more work and effort, he was able to take his writings elsewhere to get published, many of which are famous today.

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4Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals eyeglasses in 1784.

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5. When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe thatMozart and Beethoven composed music for it.

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6. Benjamin Franklin could speak 5 languages.

He taught himself to read French, Latin, Italian, and Spanish, after already knowing English. He was always looking for ways to self-improve and figured being fluent in other languages would help him in his future.

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7. Benjamin Franklin made 8 voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and was the first to map the Gulf Stream.

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8. Benjamin Franklin had a major influence on the emerging science of demography. He was also a pioneer in the study of slave demography.

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9. In recognition of his work with electricity, Benjamin Franklin received the Royal Society’s Copley Medal in 1753.

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10. Ben Franklin owned his first company at the age of 22.

He was the owner of the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper. His printing company also printed paper money for Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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