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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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Education and early career, 1759-1784 | Launching Christian reform, 1785-1789 | Labours and set-backs, 1790-1797 | Marriage, family, and religious life | The path to abolition, 1797-1807 | Embodying the national conscience, 1807-1825 | Retirement, death, and reputation, 1825-1833

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