b. banneker

Banneker

[ban-i-ker]
noun
Benjamin, 1731–1806, U.S. mathematician, natural historian, and astronomer.
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Banneker   (bān'ĭ-kər)  Pronunciation Key 
American mathematician and astronomer who correctly predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. Although he had little formal education, Banneker published an almanac (1791-1802) containing his calculations of tidal cycles and future eclipses.
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