Nat Turner

Rebel Slave Nat Turner Full Name: Nat Turner


Profession: Rebel Slave
Why Famous: Led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 55 white deaths. Whites responded with at least 200 black deaths, and Turner was caught and executed.

His actions caused state legislators in Virginia and other southern states to pass new laws prohibiting education of slaves and free blacks, among other restrictions of civil rights.

Born: October 2, 1800
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, USA

Died: November 11, 1831 (aged 31)
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Historical Events in the Life of Nat Turner

  • 1831-08-10 Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
  • 1831-08-21 Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)

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