William Wilberforce

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  • WIlliam Wilberforce is born

    William Wilberforce is born in Hull.
  • Wilberforce becomes an MP for Hull

  • Wilberforce becomes MP for Yorkshire

  • Committee for abolition of slave trade formed

    Wilberforce is invited to push for abolishment of slave trade in parliament.
  • Wilberforce starts the movement to abolish the slave trade

  • Bill passed to abolish the slave trade

  • Wilberforce retires

    Due to serious illness, William Wilburforce retired from parliament.