Abolitionist William WilberforceAbolitionist William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

Full Name: William Wilberforce
Nationality: British

Profession: Abolitionist
Why Famous: Following a conversion experience and becoming an evangelical Christian he became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.

Born: 24th August, 1759
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England

Died: 29th July, 1833 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Influenza

Married Life

1797-05-30 - Abolitionist William Wilberforce (37) weds Barbara Spooner (25) at St Swithins Church in Walcot, Bath

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