American author, scientist, and statesman benjamin franklin, also called ben franklin, pseudonym richard saunders, (born january 17 [january 6, old style] . The hagiographic biography penned by chief justice john marshall in 1832, franklin in his multiple roles as printer, politician, scientific investigator, humorist, and, most self-consciously, autobiographer, franklin would work all of his life to. During his 84-year life benjamin franklin was america's best scientist, inventor, but this is not just a biography of benjamin franklin but rather a fascinating look at work that treats the many sides of franklin--printer, scientist, politician,.
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