William Wilberforce, (1759-1833) began his attacks on slavery while at school, and from 1788 devoted himself to its abolition.
He entered Parliament in 1780; in 1807 his bill for the abolition of the slave trade was passed, and in 1833, largely through his efforts, slavery was abolished throughout the empire.
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William Wilberforce was a English reformer who was instrumental in abolishing slavery in the British Empire.
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