William Wilberforce

Timeline created by amy wells
In History
  • William Wilberforce born

    William Wilberforce is born in Kingston Upon Hull, 24th August 1759. He lived with his father, Robert wilberforce and mother, Elizabeth Wilberforce. He was an only child.
  • MP for Hull then Yorkshire

    Wilberforce became MP for Hull and then later on represented Yorkshire. This is significant because Wilberforce was one of the few MPs' who voted to stop the slave trade.
  • Abolition Speech

    On the 12th may 1789, William Wilberforce delivered his speech to the House of Commerce in London and addressed all the major issues around the slave trade. This speech helped make the slave trade eventually come to an end
  • Slave Trade finally ends

    On the 2nd March 1807 the U.S Congress agrees to end the Slave Trade on the 1st January 1808. This did not free those who were already slaves but was one of the most important event in the Worlds' History.
  • William Wilberforce Died

    William Wilberforce died in London on the 29th July 1833. He was married to Barbara Spooner and three boys and one girl.
  • Period: to

    William Wilberforce

    Significant life events that happened in William Wilberforces' life.