Portrait of Princess Rakoczi, 1649-1722, and her black manservant, oil painting, in the Musee d'Aquitaine, Cours Pasteur, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France. The Princess is Charlotte Amelia, daughter of the Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels who married the Hungarian patriot Francis Rakoczi II, Prince of Transylvania. Bordeaux was an important slave trading city, many African slaves passed through Bordeaux and its white inhabitants also settled the West Indies as plantation owners. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Portrait of Princess Rakoczi, 1649-1722, and her black manservant, oil painting, in the Musee d'Aquitaine, Cours Pasteur, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France. The Princess is Charlotte Amelia, daughter of the Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels who married the Hungarian patriot Francis Rakoczi II, Prince of Transylvania. Bordeaux was an important slave trading city, many African slaves passed through Bordeaux and its white inhabitants also settled the West Indies as plantation owners. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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