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One of the Fathers of the Constitution

Benjamin Franklin was one of the most important persons in the early days of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the USA. Besides, he became world famous as a writer, philosopher, inventor, scientist and statesman.

Franklin’s diplomatic successes are well known. He had the first international treaty of the new independent country signed in France. Benjamin Franklin founded the first public library in the USA, the American Philosophic Society and the University of Pennsylvania. It was he who invented an economical stove and a lightning rod. Franklin was elected an Honorary Member of several national academies of sciences, including the one in Saint Petersburg. It is even more fascinating, because Franklin had to leave school at the age of ten.

The philosopher believed in hard work. Till now, people use a lot of sayings first used by Poor Richard, a character Franklin created in his essays. Some of them are as follows: “There are no gains without pains”, “One today is worth two tomorrows”, “Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today”, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”.