- Date of birth: January 17, 1706
- Died: April 17, 1790
- Born: in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States.
- Description: Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.