abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was the first white American abolitionist to advocate and to practice insurrection as a means to the abolition of slavery. He has been called "the most controversial of all nineteenth-century Americans."Frederick J. Blue in American Historical Review (April 2006) v. 111 p 481-2.
This article refers to the servant of Queen Victoria. For others named John Brown, see John Brown (Disambiguation).
John Brown (1722 – 19 June1787), was a Scottish divine and author. His works include â€œThe Self-Interpreting Bibleâ€, â€œThe Dictionary of the Bibleâ€, and â€œA General History of the Christian Churchâ€.
John Brown (1735 – October 17, 1788) was a Scottish physician.
John Brown (November 5, 1715 – 1766), English divine and author, was born at Rothbury, Northumberland.
John Brown (September 22, 1810 – May 11, 1882) was a Scottish physician and essayist. He was the son of the clergyman John Brown (1784–1858), and was born in Biggar, Scotland.
John Brown (July 12, 1784 - October 13, 1858), Scottish divine, grandson of John Brown, the physician, was born at Whitburn, Linlithgowshire.
John Brown (1736–1803) was an American merchant and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island and founder of Brown University.
John Brown (1738–1812) was a teacher, farmer, and statesman from Wilkes County, North Carolina. He was a Captain of militia during the Revolutionary War, served as one of the state Treasurers (1782-1784), and served in the North Carolina state legislature (1784-1787).
John Brown (September 12, 1757 - August 29, 1837) was an United States lawyer and statesman who was very involved with creating the State of Kentucky. Before statehood he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress (1777-1778) and the U.S. Congress (1789-1791).
John Brown (c.1760–December 13, 1815) was an American Congressman from the seventh district of Maryland.
John Brown (1772–1845) was an American mill owner and statesman from Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress from 1821 to 1825.
John Brown was a 19th-century architect in Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, England. He is best known for his churches, especially cathedrals. He was also, along with his two sons, the surveyor for Norwich Cathedral.
John Brown (born January 26, 1962 in Stirling) is a former Scottish professional footballer, who played for Hamilton Academical, Dundee and Rangers.
Virginia vs. John Brown was a criminal trial held in Virginia in October 1859 to prosecute radical anti-slavery abolitionist John Brown for offenses that occurred in association with his leading of a raid on the United States federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now part of West Virginia) on October 16-17, 1859, an event that resulted in the death of 14 people and the wounding of 9 others.
John Henry Owen Brown was a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Royal Artillery in the British army, who served in France at the beginning of the Second World War. He was captured on 29 May 1940 and remained a prisoner of war until 1945. He volunteered to serve at Blechhammer camp in Upper Silesia, and generally ingratiated himself with the Germans.
John Brown was the third president of the University of Georgia. He served in that capacity from 1811 until his resignation in 1816.
John Brown (1809-1876) was a Canadian builder of Scottish origin. He is best remembered today for building Ontario's Imperial Towers.
John Young Brown (born December 14 1951, in Frankfurt, West Germany) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA.
John â€œRedâ€ Brown (1786â€“1852) was a politician in the Republic of Texas and early statehood Texas who served briefly as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives during the First Texas Legislature. Brown was also one of the founders of the Democratic Party in Texas.