Early Life Born In Boston on January 6th, 1706 Youngest child out of 17 children Ben ended his school life at age 10
Writings Ben wrote secret letters for his brother’s newspaper. He also wrote Poor Richard's Almanack.
Place in the Enlightenment Ben was considered America’s most famous Enlightenment thinker. He was also one of the greatest inventors that changed the world today. Politics became more of an active interest for Ben in the 1750s. He also started the Pennsylvania academy and college, which is an art academy.
Most Interesting Fact The idea of Daylight Savings Time was an idea of Benjamin Franklin’s that he came up with in 1784.