Ben Franklin TimeLine

Early Life

Born In Boston

1706 - 1707

Work With Brother James, Printing Shop

1718 - 1719

Runs Away From Home

1720 - 1721

Society

Opens Printing Office In Philadelphia

1728 - 1729

Sole Owner Of Pennsylvania Gazette

1729 - 1730

Makes Public Library

1731 - 1732

Retires From Printing

1748 - 1749

Experiment/Inventions

Invents A Stove

1749 - 1750

Discovers Electricity

1752 - 1753

Declarations

England, Representative Colonial

1757 - 1758

Signs Declarations of Independence

1776 - 1777

Treaty of Alliance with France

1778 - 1779

Peace With Great Britain

1782 - 1783

Dies

1790 - 1791