Marriage/Spouse Common-law marriage with Deborah Read
Children William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin and Sarah Franklin.
Education Attended Boston Latin School for two years but did not graduate
Career Printer, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur
Reason for Fame a founding father of the United States ofAmerica. He was a noted polymath, a leading author and printer,Satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat.
Additional Information Franklin invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer and the glass ‘armonica’. Franklin formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.