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English noun: Franklin

1. Franklin (person) United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)

SynonymsJohn Hope Franklin

Instance hypernymhistorian, historiographer

2. Franklin (person) printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)

SynonymsBenjamin Franklin

Instance hypernymAmerican Revolutionary leader, author, pressman, printer, scientist, writer

3. franklin (person) a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth

Broader (hypernym)landholder, landowner, property owner

Domain regionEngland

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