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23 July 2009

Pop by Benjamin Franklin's House

Benjamin Franklin may have been born in the United States of America, and been one of its Founding Fathers, but for more than a decade and a half between 1757 and 1775 he lived in a town house at 36 Craven Street in Westminster.

Franklin had many strings to his bow. He was an author, printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He originally came to London in the 1720s to learn about printing, then returned later as a diplomat in 1757. After a couple of stays, a number of years in the capital, and significant attempts to try to avert an American War of Independence, he finally left for good in 1775. His life is too interesting and detailed to reproduce here, so click here if you want to learn about exactly what he got up to in London.

Benjamin Franklin House is open 12-5pm, Wednesday - Sunday and tickets cost £7. For more information visit http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Picture from Flickr courtesy of Andyrob^

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