He published the pennsylvania gazette (1730-48), which had been founded by another man in 1728, but his most successful literary venture was the annual poor richard 's almanac (1733-58) it won a popularity in the colonies second only to the bible, and its fame eventually spread to europe. Samuel atkins published the first almanac in pennsylvania for 1686 by the early 1730s mondloch cites palmeri, noting he credits poor richard improved and the politically charged poor richard's almanack became franklin's second most profitable work, the pennsylvania gazette being the first.
The idea for poorrichardsnet came from poor richard's almanack (1732-1758), published by benjamin franklin proverbs and aphorisms from benjamin franklin's poor richard's almanac the same man cannot be both friend and flatterer he who multiplies riches multiplies cares. He published the pennsylvania gazette, established a lending library and a fire-fighting company, served in government posts and was the author of poor richard's almanac, a collection of he also developed such everyday items as bifocal glasses, the lightning rod and the franklin stove. Other moneymaking ventures included the pennsylvania gazette, published by franklin from 1729 and generally acknowledged as among the best of the colonial newspapers, and poor richard's almanac, printed annually from 1732 to 1757 despite some failures, franklin prospered.
He published the famous stories of poor richard's almanack and the pennsylvania gazette he organized the first public lending library and fire department in america, the junto, a political discussion club, the american philosophical society, and public schools his support for religion and morality was. 10-poor richard's almanac and other activities -- 00:21:33 he became wealthy publishing poor richard's almanack and the pennsylvania gazette he played a major role in establishing the university of pennsylvania and was elected the first president of the american philosophical society. Poor richard's almanack (sometimes almanac) was published by benjamin franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of poor richard or richard saunders for this purpose franklin began publishing poor richard's almanack on december 19, 1732.
The pennsylvania gazette no he often broke them ironic what was poor richard's almanac a story about richard, an imaginary astrologer who was known to be frugal and prudent, but sometimes liked extravagance used many aphorisms franklin's largest publishing success and still remains. Poor richard's almanack quotes want to read saving poor richard's almanack quotes (showing 1-30 of 35) three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead he that's content, hath enough he that complains, has too much. An article in the pennsylvania gazette regarding lightning and electricity's relation to the key and the kite in this article franklin didn't even say that he performed the experiment, he just explained that it published the pennsylvania gazette, pennsylvania chronicle, and poor richards almanac. Essentially poor richard's almanack embodies all the themes of the autobiography in a witty and accessible format franklin's literary influence on poor richard's almanack comes in a variety of forms: proverbs, epigrams, rhymes, and aphorisms abound in each edition, usually interspersed. He began publishing poor richard's, as well as the pennsylvania gazette, one of the colonies' first and best newspapers franklin got the name richard saunders from an english almanac that first appeared in 1654 the nickname poor richard echoed another popular british almanac, poor.
In 1729 he founded the pennsylvania gazette and, three years later, he published the first edition of poor richard's almanack, the annual collection of wit and wisdom which was to bring him fame if not fortune franklin spent many years in england and europe including an almost uninterrupted stretch. Poor richard's almanac in 1732, benjamin franklin published poor richard's almanac three editions were sold within a few months he was able at the age of forty-two to retire from active business and devoted himself to philosophical and scientific studies. He ran the pennsylvania gazette (newspaper) and also published poor richard's almanac poor richard's almanac was very popular because it made predictions about the future and had wise sayings ben franklin also invented the franklin stove, lightning rod, bifocals (eyeglasses), and. He published the pennsylvania gazette he married deborah read in 1730, and they had 3 children he was the only person to sign the declaration of independence, the treaty of alliance with france, the treaty of peace with great britain, and the constitution of he published poor richard's almanac.
With this development, he was chosen by the pennsylvania assembly as their official delegate to the second continental congress (gillon and matson 2003) then in 1776 he became a member of the committee of five that drafted the declaration of independence and was part of the group responsible. He also practiced and published on astrology (see poor richard's almanac) franklin was also noted for his philanthropy and several liaisons he made his living as an adult as a printer, publishing the pennsylvania gazette and poor richard's almanac, and was quite proud of his occupation. He is well-known for his experiments with electricity and lightning, and for publishing poor richard's almanac and the pennsylvania gazette he served as postmaster general under the continental congress, and later became a prominent abolitionist.