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Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician, philanthropist, and slavery abolitionist

John Wolffe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29386

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Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician, philanthropist, and slavery abolitionist, was born on 24 August 1759 at the Wilberforce house in High Street, Hull, the third child and only son of Robert Wilberforce (1728–1768), merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1798), daughter of Thomas Bird...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture ; UK Politics ; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery ; Christianity

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