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date: 11 April 2021

Franklin, Benjaminlocked

(1706–1790)
  • J. A. Leo Lemay

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Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, New England, on 6 January 1706 and baptized later that day. His parents were Josiah Franklin (1657–1745), a tallow chandler and soap maker who had emigrated from ...

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