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Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

Benjamin Franklin was a multifaceted Founding Father of the United States. Renowned as a scientist, inventor, writer, and diplomat, he played a pivotal role in shaping the nation's identity. His experiments with electricity, development of the lightning rod, and contributions to the understanding of bifocals and the Gulf Stream showcased his scientific prowess. Franklin's persuasive writings fueled revolutionary ideas, and his diplomatic acumen helped secure vital alliances during the American Revolution. His legacy endures through his influence on democratic principles, scientific inquiry, and innovative thinking.

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