Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Franklin has received more than 17,143,027 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 73rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Benjamin Franklin ranks 72 out of 14,801Before him are Henry Kissinger, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, George Washington, Pontius Pilate, and Mehmed the Conqueror. After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vladimir Putin, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Napoleon III, Mary II of England, and Hirohito.

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Among people born in 1706, Benjamin Franklin ranks 1After him are Émilie du Châtelet, Baldassare Galuppi, Giovanni Battista Martini, John Baskerville, Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, and John Dollond. Among people deceased in 1790, Benjamin Franklin ranks 2Before him is Adam Smith. After him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Bernhard Basedow, William Cullen, András Hadik, Jacob Christian Schäffer, and Johann II Bernoulli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benjamin Franklin ranks 24 out of 12,171Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Mark Twain (1835), James K. Polk (1795), Neil Armstrong (1930), Bruce Lee (1940), and George Washington (1732). After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), Michael Jackson (1958), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Cher (1946), and Henry Ford (1863).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Benjamin Franklin ranks 11Before him are Ronald Reagan (1911), Martin Van Buren (1782), Hillary Clinton (1947), John F. Kennedy (1917), James K. Polk (1795), and George Washington (1732). After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Harry S. Truman (1884), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Richard Nixon (1913), Al Gore (1948), and George H. W. Bush (1924).