(1820-1913) She escaped from slavery only to go back thirteen mores times and rescue more than 70 slaves.
(1580-1631) Captured by the Tatars he was sold as a slave to a Turk and was sent a gift to his Greek mistress who fell in love with him. He would later escape and become an important leader in Jamestown.
(620-564 BC) Creator of Aesop's Fables he was said to be a slave in Samos who would later gained his freedom.
(1818-1895) After escaping from slavery he became a major abolitionists and writer who believed in the equality of all people.
(1485-1565) An Ottoman Admiral he would be captured and be galley slave for several years. He would later become the leader of Ottoman Naval Forces in the Mediterranean.
(c. Early 1500s) Slave of Ferdinand Magellan some historians argue he was the first person to circumnavigate the world since he was originally from Malacca (Malaysia).
(1869-1947) Born in Sudan she was slave Turkish general who mother-in-law and wife that would cut her and put salt in her wounds which created 114 scars on her body. She would later be bought by a Italian Vice Consul Callisto Legnani and become a nun while living in Italy.
(1743-1803) Born a slave in French colony of Haiti he would later become a lead a slave revolt against the French.
(c. 1800s-1849) Born in Uruguay; Andrea Aguyar would fight in the Uruguayan Civil War and later go to Europe with Giuseppe Garibaldi. He would later die as a Lieutenant in defense of the Roman Republic.
(387?-460?) When he was 16 he was captured by Irish raiders and became a slave. After escaping he would return to Ireland to convert the natives to Catholicism.
(c. 1496- c. 1529) She was the translator of Hernan Cortes during the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs. She would later give birth to his son Martin Cortes.
(c. 1982-Present) At the age of twelve she was captured and became slave. She would become a servant to a Sudanese diplomat in United Kingdom. After escaping she would write a memoir called Slave: My True Story in 2005.
(1979-Present) Captured as seven year old he finally escaped his brutal slave owners at the age of seventeen. He later leave Sudan as a refugee and become a modern abolitionist that has spoken with President George W. Bush.
(c. 1797-1883) Women's right activist she was famous for her 'Ain't I a Woman?' speech.
(1753-1784) Born in West Africa she would be purchased by the Wheatley family who teach how to read and write. She later become the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry.
(c. 1580s-1622) Captured as a young man by Englishmen he was freed by Spanish friars. He would return America and teach the Pilgrims how to survive the harsh New England winters.
(c. 109-71 BC) Leader of a massive slave revolt in the Roman Republic, he was a former gladiator.
(1655-1695) One of the last leaders of the Quilombo dos Palmares a fugitive community made up of former slaves. He would later be captured and beheaded.
(1696-1781) Born in Ethiopia he would bought by Sava Vladislavich-Raguzinsky from the Ottomans. Czar Peter the Great would become his godfather. Later in life he would become a Russian noblemen and major-general.
Son of Jacob and Rachel he would be sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Later he would become a powerful man in Egypt after visions of a famine.