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Benjamin Banneker

Born: 1731 AD
Died: 1806 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Astronomers, Patriot, Publishers

African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher

1731 – Born on the 9th of November.

1753 – Made a wooden clock, which ran well for at least twenty years.

1789 – He was able to make the calculations to predict solar and lunar eclipses.

1792-1797 – Published the compile ephemeris for the Benjamin Banneker’s Almanac, which an anti-slavery society.

1791-1797 – The first issue of Banneker’s Almanac was published and it continued to appear annually.

1806 – Benjamin Banneker died on 9th of October in his log cabin.

He became known as the Sable Astronomer.