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John Brown

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Birthday
9, 1800
Birthplace
Torrington, CT
Death Date
Dec 2, 1859 (59)
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Birthday
9, 1800
Birthplace
Torrington, CT
Death Date
Dec 2, 1859 (59)

About

Connecticut-born abolitionist who led armed anti-slavery raids in Kansas and at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Before Fame

He studied to become a Congregationalist minister; however, he soon ran out of money and was forced to work at his father's tannery.

Trivia

He believed that violent action was the only way to bring an end to slavery.

Family Life

He married Dianthe Lusk in 1820.

Associated With

He and Frederick Douglass were fellow abolitionists.