Banneker



Benjamin, 1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.
Historical Examples

It was a “pay school,” and thither young Banneker was sent at a very tender age.
History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 George W. Williams

Banneker was so interested in this new knowledge that he could think of nothing else.
The Freedmen’s Book Lydia Maria Child

The whole do not amount, in point of evidence, to what we know ourselves of Banneker.
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 Various

The good which Banneker did to the cause of his colored brethren did not cease with his life.
The Freedmen’s Book Lydia Maria Child

Banneker’s span of earthly existence covered the 75 years from 1731 to 1806.
The Colored Inventor Henry E. Baker

A farmer by occupation, Banneker was the son of a native African slave and a free mulatto woman.
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers Silvio A. Bedini

But notwithstanding Banneker’s limited means and scanty education, he made an excellent Almanac.
The Freedmen’s Book Lydia Maria Child

Banneker absorbed these and other works that he borrowed and went on to explore the wonderful new world they opened up for him.
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers Silvio A. Bedini

Finally, in the spring of 1789, Banneker submitted to Mr. Ellicott his first projection of an eclipse.
History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1 George W. Williams

After his work with Ellicott had been completed, Banneker retired to his farm to produce almanacs annually until 1802.
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers Silvio A. Bedini

Banneker
(bān’ĭ-kər)
American mathematician and astronomer who correctly predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. Although he had little formal education, Banneker published an almanac (1791-1802) containing his calculations of tidal cycles and future eclipses.

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