“There never was a good war or a bad peace.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790)
Also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, he was an American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat.
One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, represented the United States in France during the American Revolution, and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention.
He made important contributions to science, especially in the understanding of electricity, and is remembered for the wit, wisdom, and elegance of his writing.