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Timeline of Events

  • 1706

    Benjamin Franklin is born in Boston.

    Part 1
  • 1723

    Franklin leaves Boston for Philadelphia.

    Part 1
  • 1724–26

    Franklin spends 18 months in London.

    Part 1
  • 1727

    Franklin and his friends found the "Junto," a club for the "mutual improvement" of its members.

    Part 1
  • 1730

    Franklin marries Deborah Read.

    Part 1
  • 1748

    Franklin retires from full-time business activities.

    Part 3
  • 1757

    Franklin travels to London as an agent for the Pennsylvania Assembly.

    Part 3
  • 1771

    Franklin begins the Autobiography with a letter to his son William.

    Part 1

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Part 1 Writing in 1771 when he was on holiday at a friend's country house in England, Franklin opens the Autobiography with a l... Read More
Part 2 Franklin introduces Part 2 by citing two letters, written to him by Abel James and Benjamin Vaughan, respectively. The l... Read More
Part 3 Once again Franklin resumes writing the Autobiography after a significant interval. It is now August 1788, around the ti... Read More
Part 4 In Part 4, the briefest section of the Autobiography, Franklin tells of the opening days of his diplomatic mission to Lo... Read More
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