Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.

View Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.

Presenter: John Heilbron

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 1337 views

Tags:

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


Watch now

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.