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William Wilberforce (August 24,1759-July 29, 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. He began his political career in 1780. In1785, he became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.