Who invented the lightning rod? and who got the first patent for the lightning rod?

Benjamin Franklin invented and patented the lightning rod. He's famous for discovering electricity and its presence in lightning, particularly when he flew a kite with a key attached to it and let a bolt of lightning travel through the kite string to the key.
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Ben Franklin ?!
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod. He probably took out the first patent, otherwise he wouldn't likely be credited with the invention.
benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod and patented it
More accurately the "lightning attractor", was invented by Benjamin Franklin.

As a point of fact, as an act of philanthropy, Benjamin Franklin decided against patenting the invention.
Ben of course! To prevent homes from burning!

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