First English slaving expedition by Sir John Hawkins
|Royal Africa Comapny granted charter to carry Africans to the Americas|
Birth of John Newton
Birth of William Cowper
Birth of Granville Sharp
Birth of Toussaint Louverture
Birth of Olaudah Equiano
Birth of William Wilberforce
Birth of Thomas Clarkson
Birth of Elizabeth Heyrick
Granville Sharp won an historic ruling in the Somerset case which held that no slave could be forcibly removed from Britain. (Slavery itself was still permitted).
Slavery made illegal in Scotland.
Thomas Clarkson, publishes A Summary View of the Slave Trade and of the Probable Consequences of its Abolition.
John Newton publishes Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade.
Olaudah Equiano publishes The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African.
The play The Benevolent Planters is published.
The first bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade fails.
Slave rebellion on the island of St Domingue (later Haiti).
House of Lords reject an Abolition Bill passed by the House of Commons.
France abolishes slavery in all its territories.
Death of Olaudah Equiano
Death of William Cowper
Death of Toussaint Louverture
Slave rebellion on the island of St Domingue successful and the first independent black state outside Africa - Haiti - is established.
On 25 March, transatlantic slave trade abolished by the British Parliament.
Death of John Newton
Death of Granville Sharp
Death of Elizabeth Heyrick
Death of William Wilberforce
Death of Mary Prince