Benjamin Franklin is one of the most remarkable persons the world has ever known. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was the First American'. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. 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 facilitated many civic organizations, including the fire department and a great university in Philadelphia. His wise sayings and maxims show an unusual common sense philosophy. Benjamin Franklin is very famous for his wit, ability, tact, common sense, diplomacy, and reputation that was national as well as world wide. And The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin' is ranked as one of the great autobiographies of the world.