- William,1759–1833, British statesman, philanthropist, and writer.
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People like Wilberforce who persisted for years because of his faith and because of his love for people.
Invoking Wilberforce allows conservatives like DeMint to pretend that he, not Calhoun, is their moral lodestar and inspiration.
Thus was the work begun by Wilberforce finally crowned with success.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Neither Dundas nor Wilberforce moved in the highest circles.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
The followers of Wilberforce and of Clarkson were jealous of each other.
The chart was one cause of the offence taken by Wilberforce's sons.
Mr. Wilberforce went to Mr. Fox, and asked him to omit the passage.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- Samuel. 1805–73, British Anglican churchman; bishop of Oxford (1845–69) and Winchester (1869–73)
- his father, William. 1759–1833, British politician and philanthropist, whose efforts secured the abolition of the slave trade (1807) and of slavery (1833) in the British Empire