Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706. Benjamin Franklin had a wife and 3 children. One child died at the age of 4 from smallpox. Ben also had a dog. He lived until 1790. He was 84. He died because his lungs weren't working correctly.
He liked to dream. He had ideas and made things. He invented bifocal glasses. He invented a lightning rod. He invented the Franklin Stove. It was smaller and gave off more heat than other heaters. He flew a kite and it pulled him in the water. He found out that lightning was electricity. Throughout his life he was always curious!