Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.

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Presenter: John Heilbron

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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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.