The Outlaw of Slavery

The European country of Denmark was the first to outlaw slavery, in 1792.

Date:
      1792
Location:
      Denmark


Additional Information:

  • Danish decision to abolish transatlantic slave trade in 1792
    On the other hand, Denmark was the first slave-trading nation that prohibited the … In March 1792, Christian VII signed a new decree on “the trade in blacks”.
  • CHRONOLOGY-Who banned slavery when? | Reuters
    Mar 22, 2007 – 1444 – First public sale of African slaves in Lagos, Portugal … 1792 – Denmark bans import of slaves to its West Indies colonies, … 1807 – Britain passes Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, outlawing British Atlantic slave trade.
  • The Abolition of Slavery – National Museum of Denmark
    The Danish ban on the slave trade in 1792 marked the beginning of the end of slavery. To prevent a revolt from turning violent in 1848 slavery was finally …
  • Denmark abolishes slavery – African American Registry
    On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery. Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not slavery: that …
  • Danish slave trade – Wikipedia
    Danish slave trade occurred separately in two different periods, the trade in enslaved European people during the Viking Age from the 8th to 10th century and the Danish role in trading enslaved African people during the Atlantic slave trade from the 1600s until a 1792 law to abolish the trade came … enslaved Africans, about 2% of the total number in the early 19th century.

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