Franklin, Benjamin


Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790)
Although Franklin's distinction rests on his work as a scientist and statesman, his homely moral and political philosophy, particularly as expounded in Poor Richard's Almanack (1733–58), has been extremely influential as an expression of a folksy, democratic virtue ethic.

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  • Franklin,Benjamin — Franklin, Benjamin. 1706 1790. American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard s Almanac (1732 1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Franklin negotiated… …   Universalium

  • Franklin, Benjamin — born Jan. 17, 1706, Boston, Mass. died April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. American statesman, scientist, philosopher, and publisher. He was apprenticed at age 12 to his brother, a local printer. He taught himself to write effectively, and in …   Universalium

  • Franklin, Benjamin — SUBJECT AREA: Medical technology, Photography, film and optics [br] b. 17 January 1706 Boston, Massachusetts, USA d. 17 April 1790 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [br] American diplomat, statesman, scientist and inventor of bifocal spectacle… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Franklin , Benjamin — (1706–1790) American scientist, statesman, diplomat, printer, and inventor Franklin s father left England in 1682 and the following year settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked as a candle maker and soap boiler. Although originally… …   Scientists

  • Franklin, Benjamin — ► (1706 90) Político, físico y escritor estadounidense. Se decidió a montar su propia imprenta, para lo cual se trasladó, en 1723, a Londres con el fin de adquirir los conocimientos suficientes del negocio editorial. En 1726 volvió de nuevo a… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN —    born in Boston, was the youngest son of a tallow chandler and one of a family of 17; received a meagre education, and at the age of 12 became apprenticed to his brother, a printer and proprietor of a small newspaper, to whose columns he began… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Franklin, Benjamin — (1706 1790)    American statesman and philosopher.    Index: Dr Heads commission to enquire into affairs in Canada, 135; his report, 136. WM Did not believe British colonies would revolt, 269.    Bib.: Autobiography; Complete Works, ed. by… …   The makers of Canada

  • Franklin, Benjamin — (1706 1790)    American statesman, philosopher, and writer, was one of a numerous family. His f. was a soap boiler at Boston, where F. was b. He was apprenticed at the age of 13 to his brother, a printer, who treated him harshly. After various… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Franklin, Benjamin —    см. Франклин, Бенджамин …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии


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