22 Things You Never Knew About Benjamin Franklin

Published July 17, 2017
Updated February 12, 2018
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Benjamin Franklin, one of the most revered figures in American history, remains one of its most fascinating as well.

Franklin enjoyed a long life filled with countless achievements and colorful adventures. A true polymath, throughout the course of his life he worked in everything from politics to business to science to literature.

Thus it comes as no surprise that someone with such a distinguished life and career has so many fascinating stories to tell. In the gallery above, you'll find 22 of the most astounding Benjamin Franklin facts.

After these Benjamin Franklin facts, read up on the dark, little-known sides of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

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