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William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to stop the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire . In 1785, he became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.

Birth: 24 August 1759,

Died: 29 July 1833 (aged 73)

Nickname: William Wilberforce

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