Memorial: M6122

Location

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England

Transcript

'THE AFRICAN / OLAUDAH EQUIANO / BAPTISED GUSTAVUS VASSA / In this church 9 February 1759 / Author and Abolitionist'

Details

Description: Oval stone plaque
Type: Plaque
Position: South side of Nave
Artists: Margaret Bennett-Male

Event

1756-1763 Seven Years War

People

Equiano, Olaudah
Age:
Date of Death: 21/7/1797
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Purchased as a black servant by Commander Henry Pascal RN (under whom he served in the navy), Equino later published his autobiography and became an influential voice in the campaign to abolish slavery.

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