Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

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Born: 17 January 1706, Boston, Massachusetts
Died: 17 August 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At various times Franklin was a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, an economist, and a flyer of kites. He even came up with the idea that became Daylight Saving Time, but those who point this out generally fail to mention that it was a joke. Not only were his letters and longer works often a source, he actually spent a fair amount of time writing short bits for his Poor Richard's Almanac, so quote collectors didn't even have to go looking for the good parts.

Biography from Wikipedia and The Franklin Institute

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