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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker on his almanac of the year 1795, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

  • Born 1731 in Baltimore County, MD, a free African-American in a slave state (dies 1806)
  • Astronomer, Mathematician, and Natural Scientist
  • Predicted solar eclipse when he was 58 years old
  • 1791 participated in the Federal City project, helping survey the land that would become Washington, DC
  • From 1792-1797 published an almanac for farmers

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* Biographical information compiled by Jeffery Jones, 2022

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