Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - BenjaminFranklin(17061790)

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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) American thinker, diplomat, and inventor who traveled frequently between the American  colonies and Europe during the Enlightenment and facilitated an exchange of ideas  between them. Franklin exerted profound influence on the formation of the new  government of the United States, with a hand in both the  Declaration of Independence  and the  U.S. Constitution . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) A German author who wrote near the end of the  Aufklärung , the German  Enlightenment. Goethe’s morose  The Sorrows of Young Werther  (1774) helped fuel the  Sturm und Drang  movement, and his two-part  Faust  (1808, 1832) is seen as one of the  landmarks of Western literature. Olympe de Gouges (1748–1793) A French feminist and reformer in the waning years of the Enlightenment who  articulated the rights of women with her  Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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Benjamin Franklin - BenjaminFranklin(17061790)

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