William Wilberforce

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Birthday
24, 1759
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 29, 1833 (73)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1759
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 29, 1833 (73)

About

Member of the British Parliament from 1784 to 1812 who was a strong abolitionist. He was also an advocate against cruelty to animals.

Before Fame

He earned a master's degree from St John's College, Cambridge.

Trivia

Wilberforce University in Ohio is named after him.

Family Life

He married Barbara Spooner Wilberforce, and had six children.

Associated With

Actor Ioan Gruffudd played him in the 2007 movie Amazing Grace.