In 1728, when Franklin was 22, he composed a mock epitaph, which is well-known today:
The body of
B. Franklin, Printer
Like the Cover of an Old Book
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding)
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will (as he Believ'd) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.
However, his gravemarker reads simply:
An epitaph is something that is written on a tombstone. Benjamin Franklin's epitaph was written by Franklin himself in 1728.
After leaving the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was asked by someone; "Mr. Franklin what have thou wrought?" Benjamin Franklin replied: "A republic, if you can keep it."
Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg introduced the term bacterium in 1828 after Benjamin Franklin had died. Ben Franklin died in 1790. Therefore, Benjamin Franklin said nothing about bacteria.
Epitaph is das Epitaph or dieGrabschrift in German.
Benjamin Franklin's last words were, "A dying man can do nothing easy." Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790.
The name of Benjamin Franklin was, strangely enough, Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin wrote The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
There is no epitaph on his tomb.
For a man that accomplished as much as he did I think it would be safe to say the Benjamin Franklin had a great fondness for work.
He was a printers apprentice. Say that fast!
Benjamin Franklin said "What science can there be more noble, more excellent, more useful for men, more admirably high and demonstrative than mathematics." Benjamin Franklin was an American experimenter and statesman.
nope, that was Benjamin Franklin
I do not know why............ but he was little chubby, if you want to say that. :)
Yes Benjamin Franklin was a mason!
benjamin franklin lives in philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin was from Boston, Massachusetts.
Benjamin Franklin was a physicist.
Benjamin Franklin worried about America.
Benjamin Franklin was a patriot in America.
Benjamin Franklin was never president.
Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal glasses and the Franklin stove.
Benjamin Franklin has written: 'Benjamin Franklin, wit and wisdom' -- subject(s): Quotations, Statesmen
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin admired his wife and kids
Benjamin Franklin made stuff and discovered electricity