Benjamin Franklin achieved so much during his lifetime, this podcast is filled fun facts, quotes and details about the life and times of this American icon. During this broadcast of the Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show, Clay Clark breaks down many of famous Benjamin Franklin quotes that he left us with in the written form.
The Life of a Polymath –
DEFINITION MAGICIAN – “A person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning.” – Webster’s Dictionary
Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 to April 17, 1790) was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat.
He is credited with having invented the following items:
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DEFINITION MAGICIAN – “Verbal interchange of ideas.” – Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin Fun Facts
1.He only had two years of formal education.
2. At the age of 12 he was working as a full-time apprentice for his brother’s printing shop.
3. Ad the age of 16 he was a best-selling writer by writing under the pen-name (secret name)
of Mrs. Silence Dogood. He wrote in letters to the editor for a weekly paper called the New
4. Despite being self-taught he earned an honorary degree from Harvard, Yale, College of
William and Mary, Oxford and the University of St. Andrews.
5. He helped to found the University of Pennsylvania.
6. Franklin became a hit writer as a teenager.
7. He retired from business at the age of 42 to spend his time focused on higher level pursuits
including the invention of the lightning rod, efficient stoves, and working as the leading
diplomat to help the Colonies to secure the funding and support needed from the French
to defeat the British.
8. Franklin designed a musical instrument used by Mozart and Beethoven.