Benjamin Franklin was best known as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence (1776) and Constitution (1787). In addition, he was famous for various roles as a renowned polymath, a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat, from which he became more powerful with his discoveries and theories regarding electricity, his inventions about the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. For his great dedication on sciences and politics, he was honored on coinage and the $100 bill, warships, the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, corporations, and numerous cultural references.
He entered at Boston Latin School but did not graduate. At the age of 12, he worked for his brother James to learn the printing trade. In the next three years, his brother founded the first truly independent newspaper in the colonies, The New-England Courant. He used pseudonym of Mrs. Silence Dogood to write letters to the paper, which became quickly prominent in town. After that, he left the newspaper to seek the new start at the age of 17.
In 1730, he married Deborah Read with three children, including William Franklin, Sarah Franklin Bache and Francis Folger Franklin.