Born in present-day Ghana as a member of the Nzema tribe, Anton Wilhelm Amo was kidnapped at a young age by Dutch slave traders and brought to Europe in the early 18th century. He was meant to be a “Kammermohr” to Duke August Wilhelm of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, a term in German-speaking regions in the colonial era to describe black servants from Africa or other “exotic” regions kept as status symbols at royal courts.
But instead of accepting his destiny as a servant, Amo proved to be a very intelligent young man with a barrier-breaking future ahead. He became the first person of African descent to attend and teach at a university in Germany, and one of the first black philosophers in colonial-era Europe. Yet despite these accomplishments, Amo remained almost forgotten to history until modern historians uncovered his stunning biography.
|Leipzig en ru||2019||32.7km||site_izi|
|Leipzig Inner City Tour de en||32.6km||site_izi|
|Halle (Salle) en ru||2019||1.1km||site_izi|
|Statue of Uta von Ballenstedt||2020||38.6km||site_ao|
|Museum of Livestock Science||2019||0.4km||site_ao|
|Nebra Sky Disc||2019||1.4km||site_ao|
|Gustav II Adolf’s Place of Death||2009||27.6km||site_ao|
|Museum in der “Runden Ecke”||2016||32.1km||site_ao|
|Abandoned Crematorium and Cemetery||2016||41km||site_ao|
|Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)||2014||36.4km||site_ao|
|East Germany’s Neon ‘Spoon Family’||2018||33.2km||site_ao|
|Exhibition Hall (Messehalle)||35.3km||site_brutalism|
|Propsteikirche St. Trinitatis||1979||31.5km||site_brutalism|
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