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Benjamin Banneker (Benjamin Banneker)

Born: 1731 AD
Died: 1806 AD, at 74 years of age.

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.




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