Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806

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African American mathematician and astronomer; assisted Ellicott in surveying site for Washington and the boundaries of the District of Columbia.

From the guide to the Benjamin Banneker, 1794, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), of African descent, gained notoriety as an inventory, surveyor, and calculator of almanacs.

From the description of Almanac, 1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191259143

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Birth 1731-11-09

Death 1806-10-09

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