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  • (noun): Printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790).
    Synonyms: Benjamin Franklin
    See also — Additional definitions below

Franklin

Franklin often refers to Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States. See also Benjamin Franklin (disambiguation) for other uses of this name.

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Franklin Richards
... Franklin Benjamin Richards is a fictional comic book character appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in Fantastic Four ... Franklin is an Omega-Level mutant with vast reality-manipulating and psionic powers ... His parents named him Franklin Benjamin Richards his middle name is taken from his godfather Benjamin Jacob Grimm, the Thing ...
Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology
... The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts is one of New England's oldest colleges of engineering and technologies ... was established with funds bequethed in Benjamin Franklin's will ...
Franklin Field - History
... Franklin Field was built for $100,000 and dedicated on April 20, 1895, for the first running of the Penn Relays ... Permanent Franklin Field construction did not begin until after the turn of the century ... The first football radio broadcast originated from Franklin Field in 1922 ...
Pioneer Valley - Political Geography - Franklin County
... Franklin County is the most rural county in Massachusetts and thus reminiscent of southern Vermont, which it borders ... In addition, Franklin County contains many rustic, former mill towns ... Turners Falls.) Massachusetts's Routes 2 and 2A, which run through Franklin County, feature many antique stores ...
Franklin, Vernon County, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 324 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "Franklin":

  • (noun): A landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth.
  • (noun): United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915).
    Synonyms: John Hope Franklin

Famous quotes containing the word franklin:

    That which resembles most living one’s life over again, seems to be to recall all the circumstances of it; and, to render this remembrance more durable, to record them in writing.
    —Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
    —Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    No nation was ever ruined by trade.
    —Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)