As an introduction to the main text, I will now present the lives of two eighteenth-century Court Moors who lived in the German realm during the period under analysis. What we know about the lives of these men provides us with useful information about the lives of Blacks at European royal courts. The first, Anton Wilhelm Amo, lived at the court of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel; the second, Angelo Soliman, at the court in Vienna.