Sarah Baartman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sarah Baartman

Khoikhoi woman

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 29-Dec-1815

Profession: circus performer

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Sarah Baartman

  • Sara Baartman (Afrikaans: ['s??r? 'b??rtman]; also spelled Sarah, sometimes in the diminutive form Saartje (['s??rt?i]), or Saartjie and Bartman, Bartmann; 1789 – 29 December 1815) was the best known of at least two South African Khoikhoi women who, due to their large buttocks, were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—"Hottentot" was the name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term, and "Venus" referred to the Roman goddess of love.

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