Scientists and their Discoveries: Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklins life was remarkable. From humble origins, he rose to become one of the most well-known and popular figures in North America and Europe during the eighteenth century. During his life Franklin developed an extraordinary range of interests. His contributions to science include major discoveries in electricity and oceanography, but his activities as a businessman, publisher and writer, philosopher, and statesman are equally important to produce a complete picture of his life.