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William Wilberforce
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William Wilberforce
by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1828
Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull
In office
1780–1784
Member of Parliament
for Yorkshire
In office
1784 – 1812
Member of Parliament
for Bramber
In office
1812 – 1825
Personal details
Born24 August 1759(1759-08-24)
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died29 July 1833, aged 73
London, England
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Barbara Spooner
ChildrenWilliam, Barbara, Elizabeth, Robert, Samuel and Henry

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.

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