Franklin, Benjamin

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Franklin, Benjamin Gender: M
born on 17 January 1706 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03
Timezone LMT m71w03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°20 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 07°19'

Benjamin Franklin : Frances McEvoy quoting Grant Lewi - natal chart (Placidus)
Benjamin Franklin : Frances McEvoy quoting Grant Lewi
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Alternative birthtime
Frances McEvoy quoting Grant Lewi
Date 17 January 1706 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Boston, MA (US), 42n22, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°52 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°47'

Benjamin Franklin


American printer, author, publisher, inventor, scientist, public servant and diplomat, a renaissance man, extraordinarily gifted. He left his mark on history in the files of science, invention and engineering; statesmanship; education and the study of nature; finance, insurance, commerce and industry; mass communication; printing, advertising and the graphic arts; religion, fraternal organizations and the humanities; medicine and public health; agriculture; and music and recreation.

Born humbly in Boston, the 15th of 17 kids, he became a printer's apprentice at 12. At 17, he opened his own print shop, a physically robust youth. Printing led to writing, publishing, business success and fame. At 26, he initiated his "Poor Richard's Almanac." Retiring at 42, he dedicated himself to science, until called to politics five years later.

When Franklin died on 17 April 1790, he was the best-loved public figure in the world. He wrote his own epitaph, saying that he would "appear once more in a new and more elegant Edition, revised and corrected by the Author."

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Rudhyar spec. Frances McEvoy quotes Grant Lewi, C. 1950, for 1:30 AM, stating that "records found at Old south church state that he was baptized the Sunday morning of his birth." PC gives 11:00 AM; Mathhews gives a late Virgo ASC = 9:40 PM.

Ralph Kraum rectified to 10:58 AM LMT, AFA Research Bulletin No. 3, AFA, Tempe,AZ, 1949, p. 1 and 16.

Starkman rectified to 9.37.20 LMT


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Gifted)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (15th of 17 kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (two sons, one daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (began working at 10)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Education : Other Education
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (Public service)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Highly noted inventor)