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References [1] Ahmed, M. “How many squares are there, Mr. Franklin?: Constructing and Enumerating Franklin Squares”, Amer. Math. Monthly, 111, 394-410, 2004. [2] Ahmed, M. “Unraveling the secret of Benjamin Franklin: Constructing Franklin squares of higher order”, arXiv:1509.07756 [math.HO]. [3] Andrews, W. S. Magic Squares and Cubes, 2nd. ed., Dover, New York, 1960. [4] Pasles, P. C. “The lost squares of Dr. Franklin: Ben Franklin’s missing squares and the secret of the magic circle”, Amer. Math. Monthly, 108, 489-511, 2001. [5] Pasles, P. C. “Franklin’s other

The Religious Life of a Founding Father

Lebensbilder Benjamin Franklin LEBENSBILDER berühmter Techniker und Naturforscher. Benjamin Franklin. * 1706, t 1790. Einer der berühmtesten und wohl auch geachtetsten Männer des 18. Jahrhunderts war der Amerikaner Benjamin Franklin, dem wir u. a. auch die Erfindung des Blitzableiters danken. Als das 16. Kind seiner Eltern in Boston geboren, mußte Benjamin von früher Jugend dem Vater in seinem Seifensiedergeschäfte mithelfen, erlernte aber dann bei seinem Halbbruder James die Buchdruckerei und wurde frühzeitig Schriftsteller. Nach zweijährigem

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 143 REPLY OF M. JUSSERAND, THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR ON behalf of the French Republic, with feelings of deepest gratitude, I receive the gift offered to my country, this mas- terful portrait of Franklin, which a law of Congress ordered to be made and which is signed with the name, twice famous, of Saint-Gaudens. Everything in such a present powerfully appeals to a French heart. It represents a man ever venerated and admired in my country — the scientist, the philosopher, the inventor, the leader of men, the one who gave to France her first