S.), American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat.
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Benjamin Franklin, also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, (born January 17 [January 6, Old Style], 1706, Boston, Massachusetts [U.
At 12 he was apprenticed to his brother James, a printer.
His mastery of the printer’s trade, of which he was proud to the end of his life, was achieved between 17.