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date: 20 August 2019

Bache, Benjamin Franklinlocked

(12 August 1769–10 September 1798)
  • Vincent Freimarck


Bache, Benjamin Franklin (12 August 1769–10 September 1798), newspaper editor and publisher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard Bache, a merchant, and Sarah Franklin Bache, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin. Richard Bache, who had been trained in a countinghouse in his native Settle in Yorkshire, England, had limited success in business and figured less importantly in his son’s life than did his famous grandfather. When Benjamin Franklin left Philadelphia for Paris in October 1776 to serve as one of the new American commissioners to France, his namesake grandson went with him for what became a nine-year stay in Europe. Why Richard and ...

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