Benjamin Franklin had a total of 16 siblings, seven of which were half siblings from his father's first marriage. His father, Josiah Franklin, had 17 children in total.Continue Reading
Josiah Franklin married Anne Child in 1677. The couple had three children, Elizabeth, Samuel and Hannah, in England. After moving to Boston, they had four more children, Josiah Jr., Ann, Joseph (I) and Joseph (II). The first Joseph died soon after birth, and the next child was named for him.
Anne Child died in 1689, and Josiah soon married Abiah Folger. The couple then had 10 children: John (1690), Peter (1692), Mary (1694), James (1697), Sarah (1699), Ebenezer (1701), Thomas (1703), Benjamin (1706), Lydia (1708) and Jane (1712), the eighth of which was Benjamin Franklin.Learn more about US History
Benjamin Franklin appears on the $100 bill to commemorate the contributions he made to American history. As of 2014, the $100 bill is the highest-value note of American currency in circulation. Some of Franklin's contributions to history involve his political deeds with the fledgling United States and his role in bringing the French over to the American side in the Revolutionary War.Full Answer >
Benjamin Franklin never served as the President of the United States. However, he did serve as the President of Pennsylvania and head of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a position equivalent to today’s Pennsylvania governorship. He served as that president for three years.Full Answer >
Young Benjamin Franklin attended Mr. George Brownell's school to study arithmetic and writing. Franklin attended this school from the age of 8 until 10 years old.Full Answer >
Benjamin Franklin never attended college or university. His formal education ended when he was 10 years old, after attending the Boston Latin School for two years. Franklin pursued self-education for the rest of his life and became a renowned scientist, inventor and political theorist.Full Answer >