Definition of Wilberforce, William in English:

Wilberforce, William

proper noun

  • (1759–1833), English politician and social reformer. He was a prominent campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, his efforts resulting in its outlawing in the British West Indies (1807) and in the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act.

Pronunciation

Wilberforce, William

/ˈwɪlbəfɔːs/