Benjamin Franklin Facts – 85 Interesting Facts About Benjamin Franklin

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Franklin was an avid chess player, one of the first in Americas, he also wrote an essay on “Morals of Chess” in praise of the game, and prescribing a code of conduct for it.

Benjamin Franklin received honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard universities. In 1753, Benjamin Franklin received a medal from the Royal society’s Copley for his work in electricity.

He made studies in demographics, correlating the increase in population with the abundance of food and farmland.

Though the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has begun in 1771, it was published after his death. It has become one of the classics of the genre.

The first Masonic book was edited and published by Benjamin Franklin in the Americas in 1734.

In 1999, Benjamin Franklin was inducted into the Chess Hall of Fame.

Benjamin Franklin suggested “Rebellion of Tyrants in Obedience to God” for the motto of the Great Seal of the U.S.

In 1753, Benjamin Franklin received a medal from the Royal society’s Copley for his work in electricity.

Benjamin Franklin had an illegitimate son William, who remained loyal to British and fled to London after the war. He spent his rest of his life there.

Benjamin Franklin was completely against debt, he believe that it is similar to slavery, because through acquisition of debt, man essentially sold his own freedom.