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Anton Wilhelm Amo

AKA Antonius Guilielmus Amo Afer ab Aximo

Born: 1703
Birthplace: Awukena, Axim, African Gold Coast
Died: 1784
Location of death: Shama, Axim, African Gold Coast
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Fortress San Sebastian, Shama, Ghana

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher, Scholar

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: First European-educated African philosopher

Mother: (slave)
Brother: (slave)

    Law School: JD, University of Halle (1729)
    University: M.Phil., University of Wittenberg (1730)
    University: D.Phil., University of Wittenberg (1734)
    Professor: University of Halle (1735-39)
    Professor: University of Jena (1740-46)

    Sold into Slavery 1707
    Converted to Christianity 1707 (Saxony)
    Manumission
    Nzema Ancestry

Author of books:
De Jure Maurorum in Europa (1729)
De Humanae Mentis Apatheia (1734)
Tractatus de Arte Sobrie et Accurate Philosophandi (1738)



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