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Chronology of Benjamin Franklin

 
 
Chronology of Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Chronology of Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. 1706 Born at Boston, January 17.
1723 Removed to Philadelphia.
1729 Editor of Pennsylvania Gazette.
1730 Appointed Public Printer.
1731 Founded the Philadelphia Library.
1736 Organized the first Philadelphia Fire Company.
1737 Appointed Postmaster of Philadelphia.
1738 Member of the Provincial Assembly.
1741 Established first American Magazine.
1742 Invented the Franklin Open Stove.
1743 Founded the American Philosophical Society
1749 Projected University of Pennsylvania.
1751 Founded the Pennsylvania Hospital.
1752 First to utilize electricity.
1753 Deputy Postmaster General for the Colonies.
1754 Delegate to Congress at Albany.
1756 Colonel of Provincial Militia.
1757-70 Agent to Great Britain for Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
1764 Speaker of Pennsylvania Assembly.
1769 President of American Philosophical Society.
1775 Delegate to the Continental Congress, Chairman of the Committee of "Safety." Proposed "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union." Postmaster General of the Colonies.
1776 Signed the Declaration of Independence. President of Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania. Commissioner to the Court of France.
1778 negotiated Treaties of Amity and Commerce and of Alliance with France. Minister Plenipotentiary to France.
1783 Signed
Grave of Benjamin Franklin image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Grave of Benjamin Franklin
Grave is near the wall and visible from Arch Street.
Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Sweden. Signed Treaty of Peace with Great Britain.
1785 Signed Treaty of Amity and Commerce with Prussia. President of the Provincial Council.
1787 Member of Constitutional Convention of the United States.
1790 Died at Philadelphia, April 17.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.149′ N, 75° 8.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Arch Street and 5th Street, on the left when traveling west on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of Christ Church Burial Ground. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (here, next to this marker); David Salisbury Franks (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Drayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hewes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Ross (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Christ Church & Burial Ground markers.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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