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Caption: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), US scientist. Montage of images of the life and work of Franklin, including his kite experiment, his laboratory, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the USA. Franklin was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American 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'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

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Benjamin Franklin, US scientist

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