William Wilberforce Esq.r M.P.
Stipple, rare; sheet 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½). Trimmed inside platemark; laid on backing sheet.
William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833), politician, philanthropist and slavery abolitionist. Wilberforce entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies. He holds "Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade".
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