Quotes by William Wilberforce

About William Wilberforce:


William Wilberforce was an English politician, philanthropist, and a 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 the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he became an Evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.

Author Bio


  • NameWilliam Wilberforce
  • DescriptionEnglish politician
  • BornAugust 24, 1759
  • DiedJuly 29, 1833
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionPolitician