William Wilberforce

English politician and abolitionist (1759–1833)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759–29 July 1833) was a British evangelical politician and philanthropist. He was a leader of the movement to end the slave trade.

William Wilberforce
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William Wilberforce
by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1828
Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull
In office
Member of Parliament
for Yorkshire
In office
Member of Parliament
for Bramber
In office
Personal details
Born(1759-08-24)24 August 1759
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died(1833-07-29)29 July 1833, aged 73
London, England
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Barbara Spooner
ChildrenWilliam, Barbara, Elizabeth, Robert, Samuel and Henry

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