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Banneker

[ban-i-ker]
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  1. Benjamin,1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.
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Historical Examples

  • Banneker's span of earthly existence covered the 75 years from 1731 to 1806.

    The Colored Inventor

    Henry E. Baker

  • Banneker was so interested in this new knowledge that he could think of nothing else.

    The Freedmen's Book

    Lydia Maria Child

  • 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

  • Although out of school, Banneker was still a student, and read with great care and attention such books as he could get.

  • Banneker took delight in the study of the languages, and soon mastered the Latin, Greek and German.


banneker in Science

Banneker

[bănĭ-kər]
  1. 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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