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Ammar ibn Yasir

Ammar container Yasir is one of the most popular mates of Muhammad, and was among the slaves liberated by Abu Bakr. He is worshiped by Shi’a Muslims as one of the Four Companions, early Muslims who were supporters of Ali ibn Abi Talib. Ammar was conceived in the Year of the Elephant (570). Along these lines he is as old as Muhammad.

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Ammar ibn Yasir’s shrine paid tribute to by Muslims (prior to its destruction)

Ammar was a companion of Muhammad even before Islam. He was one of the go-betweens in his union with Khadijat Al-Kubra. He was a captive of Banu Adi. He was executed by a gathering faithful to Mu’Awiyah in the clash of Siffin (657). His executioner was ibn Hawwa esaksaki and Abu Al’Adiyah.

Enrique of Malacca

Enrique of Malacca was a local of the Malay Archipelago. Otherwise called Henry the Black, he was Ferdinand Magellan’s own hireling and mediator. He had been purportedly caught by Sumatran slave owners from his home islands. In 1511 he was obtained by Ferdinand Magellan in a Malaccan slave showcase and sanctified through water as Henrique (spanish Enrique).

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Statue of Enrique in the Maritime Museum of Malacca, Malacca City, Malaysia

From that point he filled in as an individual slave and mediator, going with Magellan back to Europe, and onwards on Magellan’s acclaimed quest for a westbound entry to the Pacific Ocean. He is basically called Enrique on the ship’s marshal roll, and Henrich in Pigafetta’s record of the endeavor. In the event that a free meaning of circumnavigation, at that point Enrique has an undisputed case to being the first circumnavigator.

He made the principal known social circumnavigation, going far and wide until he contacted individuals who communicated in his language. He (and Magellan) may likewise have crossed each meridian — that is he crossed each line of longitude, or circumnavigated the shafts.


Aesop, well known for his Fables, should have lived from around 620 to 560 BC. The spot of his introduction to the world is unsure — Thrace, Phrygia, Aethiopia, Samos, Athens and Sardis all guaranteeing the respect. We have minimal reliable data concerning his life, then again, actually he was the captive of Iadmon of Samos and met with a brutal demise on account of the occupants of Delphi.

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Aesop as depicted by Francis Barlow in the 1687 edition of Aesop’s Fables with His Life

Aesop more likely than not got his opportunity from Iadmon, or he couldn’t have directed the open safeguard of a certain Samian rabble rouser (Aristotle, Rhetoric, II 20). As indicated by the story, he hence inhabited the court of Croesus, where he met Solon, and ate in the organization of the Seven Sages of Greece with Periander at Corinth.

It is plausible that Aesop did not submit his tales to composing; Aristophanes speaks to Philocleon as having taken in the “absurdities” of Aesop from discussion at meals, and Socrates abides his time in jail by turning a portion of Aesop’s tales “which he knew” into refrain.

Frederick Douglass

Conceived in servitude on the eastern shore of Maryland, Douglass worked for a few distinct slaveholders in both eastern Maryland and Baltimore somewhere in the range of 1818 and 1838. During his childhood, Douglass turned out to be capably educated by perusing the Bible and great addresses and tuning in to the lessons of abolitionist dark evangelists and Quakers.

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Frederick Douglass, c.1840s, in his 20s.

These encounters later added to his steadfast abolitionism and wild libertarianism. In 1838, while a ship caulker’s disciple, Douglass procured free sailor papers and ran away to New York City. He at that point moved to Massachusetts and wound up engaged with abolitionist activism, under the tutelage of William Lloyd Garrison.

Inevitably dismissing the unopinionated idea of Garrisonian abolitionism, Douglass moved to Rochester, New York, and established his very own annulment diary, The North Star.


Spartacus, a Thracian, served in the Roman armed force. He turned into a criminal and was sold as a slave when gotten. He got away from a gladiatorial school, where he had plotted a revolt with different fighters, and set up camp on Mount Vesuvius, where he was joined by other runaway slaves and a few workers.

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The Death of Spartacus by Hermann Vogel(1882)

With a power of 90,000, he overran the greater part of southern Italy, crushing two delegates. He drove his military north to the Cisalpine Gaul, where he would have liked to discharge them to discover opportunity, yet they wouldn’t leave, liking to proceed with the battle. Returning south, he endeavored to attack Sicily however couldn’t mastermind the section.

The armies of Marcus Licinius Crassus got the slave armed force in Lucania and crushed it; Spartacus fell in pitched fight. Pompey’s military blocked and executed a large number of those getting away north, and Crassus killed 6,000 detainees along the Appian Way.

Abram Petrovich Gannibal

Major General Abram Petrovich Gannibal, likewise Hannibal or Ganibal, (1696 – 20 April 1781) was an African slave who was brought to Russia by Peter the Great and ended up real broad, military designer and legislative leader of Reval.

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1888 artist’s conception of Gannibal speaking with Alexander Suvorov.

He is maybe best referred to today as the incredible granddad of Aleksandr Pushkin, who composed an incomplete novel about him, The Moor of Peter the Great.

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