Benjamin Franklin

Life Events

1706 - Born in Boston

1706

1714 - One year at school

1714

1716-1718 - Worked in father's soap-and-candle shop

1716 - 1718

1718-1723 - Worked in brother's print shop

1718 - 1723

1728 - Opened own print shop in Philadelphia

1728

1730 - Married Deborah Read

1730

1732-1758 - Published Poor Richard's Almanack

1732 - 1758

1765-1775 - Represented American colonies in Englend

1765 - 1775

1782 - Helped write peace treaty with England

1782

1787 - Constitutional Convention

1787

1790 - Died in Philadelphia

1790

World Events

1727 - George II becomes king of England

1727

1729-1732 - 13 colonies established

1729 - 1732

1773 - Boston Tea Party

1773

1775-1783 - American Revolution

1775 - 1783

1776 - Declaration of Independence

1776