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Peter parley wrote a life of benjamin franklin (1832) william holmes mcguffey included selections from the autobiography in his enormously popular readers by the 1850s, the autobiography had been reprinted almost 100 times. Benjamin franklin was one of the founding fathers of the united states he was an author, politician, inventor, scientist, civic activist, diplomat and statesman. Benjamin franklin his autobiography 1706-1757 a short biography franklin was born in 1706 at boston he was the tenth son of a soap and candlemaker. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston in what was known as the massachusetts bay colony he was born on a small house on 17 milk street, across the street from the old meeting house.