- Benjamin,1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.
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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 good which Banneker did to the cause of his colored brethren did not cease with his life.
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.
- 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.