The True Benjamin Franklin

The True Benjamin Franklin

by Sidney George Fisher

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Overview

Benjamin Franklin FRS, FRSE (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution.


Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988942384
Publisher: DIAMOND PUBLISHERS
Publication date: 08/06/2017
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Sidney George Fisher (March 2, 1809 - July 25, 1871) was a Philadelphia gentleman, lawyer, farmer, plantation owner, political essayist and occasional poet.

Sidney George Fisher was the eldest of three sons born to James Logan Fisher and Ann Eliza George. His father died when he was five and his mother when he was 12, leaving Sidney and his brothers a considerable inheritance. The three boys-Sidney, James, and Charles-went to live with their aunt Sarah Logan at the family's ancestral home, Wakefield, in Germantown. He was educated at Germantown Academy and Dickinson College.

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