Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker 2 of 2

Benjamin Banneker

#26369
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
9, 1731
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Oct 9, 1806 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1731
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Oct 9, 1806 (74)

About

African American scientist who authored a series of almanacs and was known for his knowledge of astronomy.

Before Fame

He grew up on his family's farm, and studied independently while he worked on the farm.

Trivia

He was a member of the team that surveyed the original border of the District of Columbia.

Family Life

He never married and lived on his family farm for most of his life.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson, with whom he corresponded on the issues of slavery and racial equality.