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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a scientist, politician, inventor, statesman and more. In science, Franklin conducted many experiments in the study of electricity, including the celebrated kite-flying experiment during a lightning storm. He was also an inventor creating the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Politically, Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States signing both the declaration of independence and the consitution. He also served as the President of Pennsylvania (before it was a state) and ambassador to France.