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Benjamin franklin

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  •  As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'.
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    • 1. January 17, 1706 April 17, 1790
    • 2. AUTHOR SATIRIST PRINTER POLITICAL THEORIST POLITICAN SCIENTIST INVENTOR CIVIC ACTIVIST STATESMAN DIPLOMAT
    • 3. HE WAS AN IMPORTANT SCIENTIST IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT ELECTRICITY Lighting rod Bifocals The Franklin stove A carriage odometer The glass ”armonica” STARTED WITH A LIGHTENING STRIKING THRU HIS KAIT TO A METAL KEY. HE BASICALLY DISCOVERED ELECRICITY.
    • 4. “In the last decade of his life, Benjamin Franklin served as a member of the Constitutional Convention and was elected president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. Historians have called him the quintessential American because of his creative pragmatism, scientific innovation, and democratic spirit”