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us: Amo, Anton Wilhelm, approximately 1700-approximately 1754



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    • us: Amo Afer, Antonius Guilielmus, approximately 1700-approximately 1754
    • us: Amo, Antoine Guillaume, approximately 1700-approximately 1754
    • us: Amo, Anton Wilhelm, b. ca. 1700
    • us: Amo, Antonius Guilielmus, approximately 1700-approximately 1754
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    • Amo, Anton Wilhelm, b. ca. 1700
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    • found: Anton Wilhelm Amo, c1976.
    • found: Amo Afer, c2010: p. 13 (Anton Wilhelm Amo, ~1700-1756) p. 167 (b. near Axim, Ghana ca. 1700; doctorate in philosophy 1734, at which point he added "Afer" as suffix to his name to indicate his African origin) p. 168 (probable year of death 1754) p. 175 (Antonius Guilelmus Amo Afer)
    • found: De humanae mentis apatheia, c2010: t.p. (Antoine Guillaume Amo)
    • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Amo, Anton Wilhelm; Anton Wilhelm Amo; philologist, philosopher; born c.1703 in Awukena, Ghana; brought to Germany from the Gold Coast (1707) as a gift from the Dutch West India Company to the Dukes August Wilhelm and Ludwig Rudolf von Wolfenbattel; the dukes raised and educated him as a nobleman; studied at the University of Halle; his work, published and now lost, concerned the rights of Africans in Europe (1729); received his doctorate (1734) and became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Halle, Wittenberg, and Jena; was appointed a Prussian government councilor in Berlin; lost the support of his mentors, the dukes (1740s); returned to the Gold Coast (1747) disenchanted by the racism that he experienced in Germany; worked as a goldsmith in Africa; University of Halle erected a statue in his honor (1965); died c.1754 in Fort Chama, Ghana)
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