Born: January 17, 1706 (306 YEARS AGO!!!)
Died: April 17, 1790 (84 years old)
Benjamin Franklin was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Ben ran away in 1723 at the age of 17 when running away was illegal. He travelled through New York, New Jersey and finally settled in Philidelphia. After his wife died, Benjamin became known as a notorious flirt. When Benjamin Franklin died 20,000 people attended his funeral, he was known as the "harmonious human multitude."