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Edward Colston (2 November 1636 – 11 October 1721) was a Bristol-born English merchant and philanthropist. Much of his wealth, although used often for generous purposes, was acquired through the trade and exploitation of slaves.

Edward Colston 
British slave trader, merchant, philanthropist and politician
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Date of birth2 November 1636
Bristol
Date of death11 October 1721
Mortlake
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