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Wilberforce, William

(1759–1833). Philanthropist, pol.; b. Hull, Yorkshire, Eng.; educ. Cambridge; mem. House of Commons 1780; became ev. Christian ca. 1784/85; antislavery agitator; supported extension of miss. work in India. See also Thornton, Henry.


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