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John Brown is a famous figure in the fight over slavery that led up to the American Civil War. Raised in Ohio, Brown moved to Kansas in 1855. The next year, claiming he was an instrument of God, Brown led a raid that killed five pro-slavery men on the ba... More »
Born: May 9, 1800 (age 217), Torrington, Connecticut
Died: December 2, 1859

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John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of  ...

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Find out more about the history of John Brown, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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John Brown was a man of action -- a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of the ...

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John Brown was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut, but spent much of his youth in Ohio. His parents instilled in him a strong belief in the Bible and a ...

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Born in Torrington, Connecticut, John Brown belonged to a devout family with extreme anti-slavery views. He married twice and fathered twenty children.

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Jul 8, 2014 ... Find out more about the life of abolitionist John Brown, his views on ending slavery and the raid on Harpers Ferry, at Biography.com.

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Militant American abolitionist whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now in West Virginia), in 1859 made him a martyr to the antislavery cause ...

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In 1856, three years before his celebrated raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown, with four of his sons and three others, dragged five unarmed men and boys from  ...

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Oct 16, 2009 ... "Had John Brown's raid not occurred, it is very possible that the 1860 election would have been a regular two-party contest between antislavery ...