Benjamin Banneker Library of Congress Benjamin Banneker depicted on a 1943 mural by Maxime Seelbinder in the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D.C. (2010) Born November 9, 1731 Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, British America Died October 19, 1806 (aged 74) Oella, Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S. Click to see full answer. Thereof, where did Benjamin Banneker die? Oella, Catonsville, Maryland, United States Furthermore, when did Benjamin Banneker die? October 9, 1806 In this manner, when and where was Benjamin Banneker born? November 9, 1731 What is Benjamin Banneker famous for?Benjamin Banneker saw astronomical patterns from which he could make calculations and predictions. A mathematician and astronomer, Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. Largely self-taught, Banneker was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science.