ANTHONY WILLIAM AMO.
DR. ANTHONY WILLIAM AMO.
A Learned Negro—Student at Halle—Skilled in Latin and Greek—Philo¬
sophical Lecturer—Received Doctorate from the University of Witten¬
berg—Made Counselor of State by the Court of Berlin.
BORN in Guinea, was brought to Europe when very
young, and the Princess of Brunswick took charge
of his education. He pursued his studies at Halle, in
Saxony, and at Wittenberg, and so distinguished himself
by his talents and good conduct that the rector and
council of the university of the last mentioned town gave
a public testimony to them in a letter of congratulation.
Amo, skilled in the knowledge of the Latin and Greek
languages, delivered, with success, private lectures on
philosophy, which are highly praised in the same letter.
In an abstract, published by the dean of the philosophical
faculty, it is said of this learned Negro, that, having
examined the systems of the ancients and moderns, he
selected and taught all that was best of them. Besides
Hs knowledge of Latin and Greek, he spoke Hebrew,
French, Dutch and German, and was well versed in as¬
tronomy. In 1774 Amo published dissertations on some
•subjects which obtained the approbation of the University