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William Wilberforce

1759 - 1833

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William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Wilberforce has received more than 4,194,678 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. William Wilberforce is the 2,713th most popular politician (down from 2,698th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 644th in 2019) and the 112th most popular British Politician.

William Wilberforce was a British politician who led the movement to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire, which he accomplished in 1807.

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Among politicians, William Wilberforce ranks 2,713 out of 15,577Before him are Henry the Young King, Fritigern, Emperor Ming of Han, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Rayhana bint Zayd, and Nebra. After him are Odilo Globočnik, Violant of Hungary, Óscar Arias, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Robert de Craon, and Wilhelm Cuno.

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Among people born in 1759, William Wilberforce ranks 8Before him are Georges Danton, Joseph Fouché, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Feodorovna, Robert Burns, and Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia. After him are William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Maria Theresia von Paradis, and Friedrich August Wolf. Among people deceased in 1833, William Wilberforce ranks 10Before him are Richard Trevithick, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Seraphim of Sarov, Marie-Antoine Carême, Ram Mohan Roy, and Hugh Glass. After him are Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Michał Kleofas Ogiński, Abbas Mirza, and Pierre André Latreille.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Wilberforce ranks 612 out of 7,765Before him are Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), William Dampier (1651), John Flamsteed (1646), Henry the Young King (1155), and John Rhys-Davies (1944). After him are James Hargreaves (1720), Douglas Adams (1952), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), and John Buchan (1875).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, William Wilberforce ranks 112Before him are James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), and Henry the Young King (1155). After him are John Buchan (1875), Offa of Mercia (800), Robert Peel (1788), Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484), Philippa of England (1394), and Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868).