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Who was Olaudah Equiano father?

Olaudah Equiano was born in Essaka, an Igbo village in the kingdom of Benin (now Nigeria) in 1745. His father was one of the province's elders who decided disputes. According to James Walvin "Equiano described his father as a local Igbo eminence and slave owner".

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Also asked, who kidnapped Olaudah Equiano and sold him into slavery?

Pascal then sold Equiano to a ship captain in London, who took him to Montserrat, where he was sold to the prominent merchant Robert King. While working as a deckhand, valet and barber for King, Equiano earned money by trading on the side. In only three years, he made enough money to buy his own freedom.

Likewise, what is Olaudah Equiano famous for? Olaudah Equiano, was a former enslaved African, seaman and merchant who wrote an autobiography depicting the horrors of slavery and lobbied Parliament for its abolition. In his biography, he records he was born in what is now Nigeria, kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child.

Beside this, who was Equiano's first master?

One of his masters, Henry Pascal, the captain of a British trading vessel, gave Equiano the name Gustavas Vassa, which he used throughout his life, though he published his autobiography under his African name.

What happened to Equiano's sister?

Olaudah Equiano. Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in the African country that is now Nigeria. Olaudah and his sister were captured and taken by the traders. After a few days they reached a larger African settlement and here Olaudah and his sister were separated and sold to different families.

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