William Wilberforce Rank
About William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce was an English politician and social reformer who served as the Member of Parliament for a number of constituencies, most notably the Yorkshire constituency from 1784 to 1812. He is best remembered for his decades of struggle against slave trade that eventually led to the passing of theSlavery Abolition Act 1833, which brought a total end to slave trade and slavery in the entire British Empire. Today, he is known as one of the world’s most prominent abolitionists.
He was the only son born to Elizabeth Bird and Robert Wilberforce. He and Barbara Ann Spooner tied the knot in 1797 and had six children together.
He was portrayed by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in the 2006 biographical drama film Amazing Grace.
William Wilberforce Rank
William Wilberforce's Popularity
William Wilberforce was a famous English politician and philanthropist, who was born on August 24, 1759. As a person born on this date, William Wilberforce is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (August 24).
People born on August 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. William Wilberforce is the 770th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to William Wilberforce's birthday, William Wilberforce is the 648th most famous English.
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