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John Brown

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Gender Male
Death163 years ago
Date of birth January 27,1736
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Born Providence
Rhode Island
United States
Date of died December 2,1859
Rhode Island
United States
ChildrenSalmon Brown
Owen Brown
John Brown Junior
Frederick Brown
Annie Brown
Sarah Brown Herreshoff
Abigail Francis
Known for Pottawatomie massacre
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry
Spouse Mary Ann Day
Dianthe Lusk
Mary Ann Day Brown
Parents Owen Brown
Ruth Mills
John Edward Brown Jr
Zarenia Dorsey
Hope Power
Receiv yard4,748
Receiv touchdown 31
Number Buffalo Bills
Siblings James Walker
Ja'Ron Brown
Javon Brown
Nicholas Brown Sr.
Moses Brown
Latest noncurrent party Democratic-Republican Party
Previous positionKY
Education Princeton University
Position Defender / Utility player
Party :
Place of burialNorth Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nephew Nicholas Brown Jr.
Obadiah Brown
BuriedJohn Brown Farm State Historic Site, New York, United States
Movies/Shows Malibu Express
Picasso Trigger
Height 203 (cm)
TeamsPallacanestro Brescia
CollegesHigh Point (2012–2016)
Nba draft2016 / Undrafted
BooksJohn Brown's Provisional Constitution
Primary Accounts of John Brown, Abolitionist
The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown: 1859
Sumner: John Brown, Second Prolog
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John Brown Life story

John Brown was an American abolitionist leader. First reaching national prominence for his radical abolitionism and fighting in Bleeding Kansas, he was eventually captured and executed for a failed incitement of a slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry preceding the American Civil War.

John Brown most often refers to:

John Brown (abolitionist) (1800–1859), American who led an anti-slavery raid in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859John Brown or Johnny Brown may also refer to:


John Brown (educator) (1763–1842), Irish educator; third president of the University of Georgia

John Carter Brown (1797–1874), American book collector and antiquarian

John Macmillan Brown (1845–1935), Scottish-New Zealand academic, administrator and promoter of education for women

John Nicholas Brown I (1861–1900), American book collector and antiquarian

John Lott Brown (1924–2011), American university administrator and professor

John H. Brown (scholar) (born 1948), American scholar of public diplomacy

Arts and entertainment


John Brown (historian) (died c. 1826 or 1829), English miscellaneous writer

John Mason Brown (1900–1969), American literary critic

Sir John Gilbert Newton Brown (1916–2003), English book publisher

John Gregory Brown (born 1960), American novelist

John Brown (American author) (born 1966), American novelist and short story writer

Performing arts

John Brown (actor) (1904–1957), English radio and film actor

Johnny Mack Brown (1904–1974), American film actor and college football player

Johnny Brown (actor) (1937–2022), American actor and singer

John Moulder-Brown (born 1953), English actor

John W. Brown (set decorator) (fl. 1960s–1970s)

Visual arts

John Brown (artist) (1752–1787), Scottish artist

John Crawford Brown (1805–1867), Scottish landscape painter

John Lewis Brown (1829–1892), French battle, animal, and genre painter

John George Brown (1831–1913), English-born American painter

John William Brown (artist) (1842–1928), English painter and stained glass designer

John Appleton Brown (1844–1902), American painter

John Arnesby Brown (1866–1955), English landscape artist

Business and industry

John Brown (1723–1808), Scottish-Danish merchant and shipowner

John Brown (brewer) (1795–1890), English brewer

John Brown (builder) (1809–1876), Canadian builder

Sir John Brown (industrialist) (1816–1896), British industrialist; founder of the Atlas steelworks

John Crosby Brown (1838–1909), American banker; partner in Brown Bros. & Co.

John W. Brown (labor leader) (1867–1941), Canadian-born labor leader in the United States

John Brown (trade unionist) (1880/81–1961), British trade union leader and local councillor

John W. Brown (British trade unionist) (1886–?), British activist, general secretary of the International Federation of Trade Unions

John Seely Brown (born 1940), American researcher in organizational studies

John W. Brown (corporate executive) (fl. 1980s–2010s), American executive; president of Stryker Corporation


John Brown (British Army officer) (died 1762), British Army general

John Brown (British Army soldier) (1908–1965), Royal Artillery quartermaster sergeant and espionage agent

John Brown of Pittsfield (1744–1780), American Revolutionary War officer

John Brown (sailor) (1826–1883), American sailor and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient

John Harties Brown (1834–1905), Canadian soldier who fought in the American Civil War

John Brown (Medal of Honor) (1838–?), American sailor and peacetime Medal of Honor recipient

John H. Brown (Medal of Honor) (1842–1898), American soldier and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient

John H. Brown Jr. (1891–1963), United States Navy admiral and American football player

John Nicholas Brown II (1900–1979), U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy

John Brown Jr. (Navajo) (1921–2009), American Navajo Code Talker during World War II

John Brown (British Army soldier) (c. 1908–1965), UK spy and POW during World War II

John M. Brown III (fl. 1960s–2000s), United States Army general

John S. Brown (general) (fl. 1970s–2000s), United States Army brigadier general; Chief Historian of the United States Army Center of Military History

Politics and law


John Brown (New South Wales politician) (1821–1896), member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly

John Alexander Voules Brown (1852–1945), member of the South Australian House of Assembly

John Brown (Queensland politician) (1881–1949), blacksmith and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly

John Brown (Tasmanian politician) (1886–1974), member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly

John Brown (Australian politician) (born 1931), member of the Australian House of Representatives


John Brown (Upper Canada politician) (1791–1842), Irish-born Canadian politician

John Lothrop Brown (1815–1887), Canadian political figure in Nova Scotia

John Brown (Richmond Hill politician) (fl. 1870s–1880s), Canadian politician

John Brown (Canadian politician) (1841–1905), member of Parliament

John Cameron Brown (1843–?), Canadian political figure in New Brunswick

John Cunningham Brown (1844–1929), Irish-born political figure in British Columbia

John Brown (Ontario MPP) (1849–1924), member of Ontario assembly and mayor of Stratford, Ontario

John Robert Brown (British Columbia politician) (1862–1947), Canadian politician

John Livingstone Brown (1867–1953), Canadian politician

John G. Brown (1900–1958), Ontario politician

John L. Brown (Ontario politician) (1921–2004), Canadian politician

John Clemence Gordon Brown (fl. 1960s–1970s), Canadian diplomat

United Kingdom

John Brown (Wales MP) (died c. 1654)

Sir John McLeavy Brown (1835–1926), British lawyer and diplomat

John Wesley Brown (1873–1944), British MP for Middlesbrough East

United States

John Brown (Rhode Island politician) (1736–1803), U.S. representative, co-founder of Brown University

John Brown (North Carolina politician) (1738–1812), pioneer and statesman

John Brown (Kentucky politician) (1757–1837), U.S. representative and U.S. senator; member of Continental Congress from Virginia

John Brown (Maryland politician) (1760–1815), U.S. representative

John Brown (Pennsylvania politician) (1772–1845), U.S. representative

John Brown (Texas politician) (1786–1852), speaker of the Texas state House of Representatives

John W. Brown (New York politician) (1796–1875), U.S. representative

John Brown (Cherokee chief) (fl. 1830s)

John S. Brown (politician) (born c. 1810), Michigan state representative

John Henry Brown (1820–1895), Texas politician, chaired Texas articles of Secession

John C. Brown (1827–1889), Confederate general, Tennessee governor

John Y. Brown (politician, born 1835) (1835–1904), Kentucky governor, U.S. representative for Kentucky

John Brewer Brown (1836–1898), U.S. representative for Maryland

John Robert Brown (Virginia politician) (1842–1927), U.S. representative

John Brown (Seminole chief) (1842–1919), Seminole chief and Confederate States Army officer

John C. Brown (Ohio politician) (1844–1900), American politician

John T. Brown (1876–1951), Ohio lieutenant governor

John Y. Brown Sr. (1900–1985), U.S. representative for Kentucky

John Robert Brown (judge) (1909–1993), member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

John William Brown (1913–1993), Ohio governor

John Brown Jr. (Navajo) (1921–2009), member of Navajo Tribal Council

John Y. Brown Jr. (born 1933), Kentucky governor

John Young Brown III (born 1963), Kentucky Secretary of State

John Brown Junior (1821–1895), American abolitionist

Other countries

John Evans Brown (1827–1895), American-born member of New Zealand parliament


John Brown of Priesthill (1627–1685), Scottish Protestant martyr

John Brown (essayist) (1715–1766), English clergyman

John Brown of Haddington (1722–1787), Scottish clergyman and Biblical commentator

John Brown (Vicar of St Mary's, Leicester) (died 1845), British evangelical preacher

John Brown (minister) (1784–1858), Scottish clergyman and writer

John Newton Brown (1803–1868), Baptist teacher, minister and publisher

John Croumbie Brown (1808–1895), Scottish missionary and forestry pioneer in South Africa

John M. Brown (1817–1852), American bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal church

John Brown (Mormon pioneer) (1820–1897), American Mormon leader

John Brown (writer) (1830–1922), British theologian, historian, and pastor

John Henry Hobart Brown (1831–1888), American Episcopal bishop of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

John Brown (moderator) (1850–1919), Scottish minister

John E. Brown (1879–1957), American evangelist, founder of John Brown University

John J. Brown (fl. 1915), American Roman Catholic priest and educator

John Brown (bishop) (1931–2011), English Anglican bishop

John Brown of Wamphray, Scottish church leader

John Pierce Brown, Irish Anglican priest

Science and medicine

John Brown (physician, born 1735) (1735–1788), Scottish physician

John Brown (geographer) (1797–1861), English geographer

John Brown (physician, born 1810) (1810–1882), Scottish physician and essayist

John Ronald Brown (1922–2010), unlicensed United States sex-change operation surgeon

John Campbell Brown (1947–2019), Scottish astronomer


American football

John Brown (center) (1922–2009), American football center and linebacker

John Brown (offensive tackle) (born 1939), American NFL football offensive tackle

John Brown (offensive lineman) (born 1988), American football offensive lineman

John Brown (wide receiver) (born 1990), American NFL football wide receiver

Jon Brown (American football) (born 1992), American NFL football placekicker

Association football

John Brown (footballer, born 1866) (1866–1955), English footballer for Notts County

John Brown (footballer, born 1876) (1876–?), Scottish footballer for Sunderland

John Brown (footballer, born 1887) (1887–1943), footballer for Celtic and Chelsea

John Brown (footballer, born 1888) (1888–?), footballer for Manchester City and Stoke

Jonathan Brown (English footballer) (1893–1918), English footballer

John Brown (footballer, born 1890s), Scottish professional footballer

John Brown (footballer, born 1901) (1901–1977), English footballer for Leicester City and Wrexham

John Brown (1920s footballer), English footballer

John Brown (footballer, born 1915) (1915–2005), Scottish football player

John Brown (footballer, born 1921) (1921–1989), English professional footballer for York City

John Brown (footballer, born 1935) (1935–2000), Scottish football player

John Brown (footballer, born March 1940), Scottish footballer

John Brown (footballer, born July 1940), English footballer

John Brown (footballer, born 1947), English football goalkeeper

John Brown (footballer, born 1962), Scottish football player and manager

Australian rules football

John Brown (Australian footballer, born 1923) (1923–2007), Australian rules footballer for Carlton

John Brown (Australian footballer, born 1937) (1937–2001), Australian rules footballer for Geelong

John Brown (Australian footballer, born 1944) (1944–2001), Australian rules footballer for Geelong


John Brown (Nottinghamshire cricketer) (1807–1883), English cricketer

John Brown (cricketer, born 1820) (1820–?), English cricketer

John Brown (cricketer, born 1862) (1862–?), English cricketer

Jack Brown (cricketer) (1869–1904), English cricketer

John Brown (cricketer, born 1874) (1874–1950), English cricketer

John Brown (cricketer, born 1890) (1890–1968), English cricketer

John Brown (umpire) (1928–2005), New Zealand Test match umpire

Rugby football

John Blair Brown (1856–1904), Scottish rugby union player

John Alf Brown (1881–1936), Welsh international rugby union player

Johnny Brown (rugby league) (born 1943), Australian rugby league footballer

John Brown (rugby league), New Zealand rugby league player

Other sports

John Brown (1890s pitcher) (1876–1908), American baseball player

Jackie Brown (English boxer) or John Brown (1909–1971), English boxer

John Brown (cyclist) (1916–1990), New Zealand cyclist

John Brown (1940s pitcher) (1918–1999), American baseball player

John Brown (bobsleigh) (born 1935), British Olympic bobsledder

John Brown (basketball, born 1951), American NBA player

John Brown (bodybuilder) (fl. 1980s), American bodybuilder

John Brown (runner) (fl. 2000s–2010s), British competitor in the 2010 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge

John Brown (basketball, born 1992), American basketball player

John Brown (tennis), Australian sports promoter and tennis player

Jonny Brown (cyclist) (born 1997), American cyclist


John Brown (architect) (1805–1876), British architect

John Brown (fugitive slave) (c. 1810–1876), American author of Slave Life in Georgia: A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings and Escape of John Brown

John Brown (servant) (1826–1883), Scottish servant and close friend of Queen Victoria

John Ednie Brown (1848–1899), Scottish author on sylviculture and state conservator of forests

John Brown (colonist) (died 1879), English colonist in South Australia

John Brown (bridge) (1887–?), English contract-bridge player and author

John A. Brown Jr. (died 1997), American murderer executed in Louisiana for the murder of Omer Laughlin

Other uses

Artistic uses

"John Brown's Body", Union marching song of the American Civil War

John Brown (The Shop Girl), fictional millionaire in The Shop Girl (1894)

John Brown (biography), 1909 biography of the abolitionist by W.E.B. Du Bois

"John Brown" (Bob Dylan song) (1962)

John Brown, fictional sheriff in "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley (1973)

"John Brown", a song by the Masters of Reality from Masters of Reality (1989)

John Brown, fictional character in Ghost Hunt (1989–1992)

John Brown, fictional physician in Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

John Brown, fictional protagonist of Inspector Gadget (1999)

John Brown's Body (band), an American reggae band

Business and legal uses

Virginia v. John Brown, 1859 trial of the abolitionist

John Brown & Company, shipbuilding company in Clydebank, Scotland

John Brown Media, British magazine publisher

John A. Brown (department store), Oklahoma-based department store chain

John Brown University, college in Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Military uses

John Brown Battery, American volunteer artillery unit in the Lincoln Battalion during the Spanish Civil War

SS John W. Brown, American Liberty ship

SS John W. Brown II, American Victory ship

See also

John Young Brown (disambiguation)

Jonathan Brown (disambiguation)

John Browne (disambiguation)

Jack Brown (disambiguation)

Jackie Brown (disambiguation)


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