William Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was born in 1759. He studied at Cambridge University where he began a lasting friendship with William Pitt the Younger. He became an evangelical Christian. In1780 Wilberforce became member of parliament and he headed many campaigns against slavery.


1753 - Born1780 - Became a Member of Parliament1807 - Slave Trade Act 1833 - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 - Passed away

Headed many campaigns against slavery, for example Society for the Suppression of ViceSlave Trade Act in 1807Slavery Abolition Act in 1833

Lasting Impact

William Wilberforce finished off slavery from many places around the world and nowadays slavery is forbidden in all over the world.

William Wilberforce


Heroe of humanity

A statue of William Wilberforce stands outside the Wilberforce House in his birthplace in Hull


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