Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831.
Nat Turner Rebellion. Nat Turner (1800-1831) led what is perhaps the most famous slave revolt in United States history. It took place in Southampton County, Virginia on August 22 and 23, 1800. ... The slaves planned to rise up and kill their white masters, regardless of the white person's age or sex.