Zumbi

Zumbi
1655 - 1695

Zumbi  Brazilian Military

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First Name Zumbi
Alternative Name Zumbi dos Palmares
Birthday 30th November, 1654
Birthplace Serra da Barriga, Uniao dos Palmares, Alagoas, Brazil
Died 20th November, 1695
Place of Death Serra Dois Irmaos, Alagoas, Brazil
Cause of Death Executed (by decapitation)
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexuality DISPUTED
Ethnicity Black
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Military
Claim to Fame An important warrior figure in Brazilian history and also one of the pioneers of resistance to slavery.

Zumbi (1655 – November 20, 1695), also known as Zumbi dos Palmares was a Brazilian of Kongo/Angola origin and a quilombola leader, being one of the pioneers of resistance to slavery of Africans by the Portuguese in Brazil. He was also the last of the kings of the Quilombo dos Palmares, a settlement of Afro-Brazilian people who had liberated themselves from enslavement in that same settlement, in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil. Zumbi today is revered in Afro-Brazilian culture as a powerful symbol of resistance against the enslavement of Africans in the colony of Brazil. He was married to the queen and also great warrior Dandara.

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