Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.
Presenter: John Heilbron
Published: January 2010
Age: 18-22 and upwards
Views: 1100 views
Source/institution: Royal Society
Benjamin Franklin, American patriot and natural philosopher, was born 300 years ago. Apart from a brief stay in England as a young man, he spent the first fifty years of his life transforming himself from a nobody into the leading citizen of Philadelphia.