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His many inventions include bifocal lenses, lightning rods, and the Franklin stove. He is nicknamed "the First American" and is now featured as the face on the American $100 bill.
|Full Name||Benjamin Franklin|
|Who||polymath, Founding Father|
|Birth Date||January 17, 1706|
|Death Date||April 17, 1790|
|Born||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Died||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Cause of Death||pleuritic attack|
|Mother||Abiah Folger Franklin|
Francis Folger Franklin
Sarah Franklin Bache
Franklin was an acquaintance of William White, Bishop of Pennsylvania.
Franklin's death has often been speculated to have possibly been hastened by the extreme bloodletting practices of one of his doctors, a leading name of his day, Benjamin Rush.
many more to come
How Added - Because he was #35 on the "100 Most Significant Figures in History" list by Time magazine.