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William Wilberforce
  • Name: William Wilberforce
  • Born: 08/24/1759
  • Died: 07/29/1833 (73 years old)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759? 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.

School: University of Cambridge, St John’s College, Cambridge

Party: Independent

Birth Place: Kingston upon Hull, England

Death Place: London, England

Source: Wikipedia

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