Benjamin,1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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  • The good which Banneker did to the cause of his colored brethren did not cease with his life.

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

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

banneker in Science


[bănĭ-kər]Benjamin 1731-1806

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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