Nat Turner

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Birthday
2, 1800
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Nov 11, 1831 (31)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1800
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Nov 11, 1831 (31)

About

Slave whose courageous act of leading a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 unfortunately resulted in the adoption of new laws limiting the freedom of slaves. The rebelling slaves killed around 60 white people, but over 100 slaves were later killed by white militias as revenge.

Before Fame

He claimed that he received a vision in 1831, which convinced him that rebelling against his slave owners was his destiny.

Trivia

He was mentioned in the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron.

Family Life

He had a wife who went by the name of Cherry.

Associated With

He stayed true to his beliefs like Harriet Tubman.