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contributions to #science, especially in the understanding of #electricity ---
(Scientist of the Day - 17 January)
As a #scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an #inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.
He only had two years of formal schooling, Ben Franklin spoke four languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian. He started exploring the phenomenon of electricity in 1746 when he saw ......
You can read the full article including his full lightning (kite) experiments and his view on #Huygens's wave theory of light and the unit, that named after him, here,