Memorial: M6122

Memorial in St Margaret’s Westminster, London commemorating Olaudah Equinao, Able Seaman RN, d. 1797

Location

St Margaret's 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
Materials: Stone
Artists: Margaret Bennett-Male

Event

1756-1763 Seven Years War

People

Equiano, Olaudah
Age: 52
Date of Death: 31/3/1797
Cause of Death: Unknown
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.