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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Biblical References

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Queen Mary of England (1.6)
  • King Charles II of England (1.6)
  • Sir William Keith (1.39)
  • William Burnet (1.46)
  • Andrew Hamilton (1.58)
  • James Hamilton (1.58)
  • Robert Wilkes (1.63)
  • Dr. Henry Pemberton (1.67)
  • Sir Isaac Newton (1.67)
  • Sir Hans Sloane (1.67)
  • Sir William Wyndham (1.77)
  • Patrick Gordon (1.79)
  • Robert Boyle (1.88)
  • The American Revolution (1.111)
  • Gaius Julius Caesar (2.10)
  • King Christian VI of Denmark (2.36)
  • James Foster (3.10)
  • Alexander Spotswood (3.17)
  • George Whitefield (3.20)
  • Sir William Penn (3.30)
  • George Thomas (3.31)
  • Archibald Spencer (3.49)
  • John Fothergill (3.56)
  • Archibald Kennedy (3.67)
  • William Shirley (3.68)
  • Robert Morris (3.71)
  • William Denny (3.73)
  • The French and Indian War (3.75 and following)
  • Edward Braddock (3.76)
  • Thomas Dunbar (3.95)
  • Thomas Penn (3.124)
  • Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (3.124)
  • John Campbell, earl of Loudon (3.125)
  • Sir William Pitt (3.129)
  • Jeffrey Amherst (3.129)
  • James Wolfe (3.129)
  • John Carteret, earl of Granville (4.1)
  • John Ferdinand Paris (4.3)
  • Charles Calvert, Baron Baltimore (4.3)
  • William Murray, earl of Mansfield (4.6)

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