Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1706. He was a philosopher, scientist, inventor, musician, statesman and economist, among other things. He moved to liberal Philadelphia in his twenties and started writing poetry, although he never considered himself to be a poet. Franklin was an important statesman, signing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, as well as negotiating treaties with other countries. He died in Philadelphia in 1790, and thousands of mourners turned out for his funeral. more »

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  • not ben Franklin but my is benjamin(6/14/2019 7:11:00 PM)

    why are people are so mad

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  • Annynous(3/25/2019 9:45:00 PM)

    Updating march.....
    Have a good day!

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    people are stupid eat my foot internet i have to write a freaking assignment about ben franlikn and this is not helping

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  • Ben Franklin Youngest kid(1/25/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    My dad was a good hero

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  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN''S MAD DAD(11/14/2018 4:03:00 PM)

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  • Benjamin Franklin''s Mom(11/14/2018 4:01:00 PM)

    MY SON IS VERY MAD AT YOU THE INTERMET! OH WAIT ITS INTERNET. BUT HE IS VERY MAD!

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  • Benjamin Franklin(11/14/2018 3:59:00 PM)

    I HAVE COME BACK FROM THE DEAD TO HAUNT YOU FOR READING MY PRIVATE POEMS! ! YOU WILL REGRET PUTTING THIS ON THE.. UMM.. WHATS IT CALLED AGAIN? OH YEAH! THE INTERNET! AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHH! ! ! !

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  • adrenaline maker 2.0(11/7/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    you guys all have very stupid names! !

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  • da_muffin_man_killed_ me! ! !(11/7/2018 8:40:00 AM)

    you guys all have very weird names! !

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  • Caleb(4/16/2018 1:30:00 PM)

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Best Poem of Benjamin Franklin

Death Is A Fisherman

Death is a fisherman, the world we see
His fish-pond is, and we the fishes be;
His net some general sickness; howe'er he
Is not so kind as other fishers be;
For if they take one of the smaller fry,
They throw him in again, he shall not die:
But death is sure to kill all he can get,
And all is fish with him that comes to net.

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