Benjamin Banneker

free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist and farmer.[1]

Benjamin Banneker
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BornNovember 9, 1731
DiedOctober 9, 1806 (1806-10-10) (aged 74)
OccupationScientist, surveyor, almanac author, farmer

Early lifeEdit

Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Baltimore County, Maryland. His parents are Mary Banneky, a free black, and Robert, a freed slave from Guinea.[2][3][4]


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  3. ""Robert Bannaky" marker". HMdb: The Historical Marker Database. Archived from the original on 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  4. Bedini, 2008 Archived 2016-02-03 at the Wayback Machine