William Wilberforce was born on August 24th, 1759. His siblings were Ann, Elizabeth, and Sarah. He first lived in Hull, England but after his dad died when he was eight his mother sent him to London to live with his aunt and uncle because she became very sick. William was only twelve years old when he moved to London. He decided to move to Cambridge, England to attend college.
He attended Cambridge University and later became a member on the Parliament as a student there. His goal was to become a politician. He married Barbara Wilberforce on May 30th, 1797 and had six children, three sons and three daughters. Unfortunately, he died on July 29th, 1833 in York, England. He died just three days after the bill was passed to take England out of the slave trade.