Benjamin Banneker cause of death

Benjamin Banneker's Death

Born (Birthday) November 9, 1731

Death Date October 9, 1806

Age of Death 74 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Astronomer

The astronomer Benjamin Banneker died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

African American scientist who authored a series of almanacs and was known for his knowledge of astronomy.

He grew up on his family’s farm, and studied independently while he worked on the farm.

He was a member of the team that surveyed the original border of the District of Columbia.

Personal Life

He never married and lived on his family farm for most of his life.

He was a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson, with whom he corresponded on the issues of slavery and racial equality.

How did Benjamin Banneker die?

Some sources state that Banneker died on Sunday, October 9, 1806, which was actually a Thursday. His chronic alcoholism, which worsened as he aged, may have contributed to his death.

Quotes

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"Were there no uniforms, there would probably be no armies."

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"I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe."

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"Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet."

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"I have no influence with the rising generation. All my arguments have failed to induce them to set bounds to their wants."

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"Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."

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