Thinker of the Week: Anton Wilhelm Amo


Full Name: Anton Wilhelm Amo

Born: 1703

Died: 1758

Hometown: Awukena, Ghana

Fave Subjects: Minds and Bodies, The Universe, History, Law, Politics, Medicine

Career Highlights:

  • the first African person to go to university in Europe
  • spoke six languages
  • became the first black university professor in Germany

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