Wilberforce may refer to:


* William Wilberforce, who successfully fought against the slave trade
* Robert Isaac Wilberforce, the second oldest son of William Wilberforce, a clergyman, Catholic convert and writer
* Samuel Wilberforce, third oldest son of William Wilberforce, a bishop who debated the theory of evolution with Thomas Henry Huxley
* Henry William Wilberforce, the youngest son of William Wilberforce, a Catholic convert, journalist and author
* Lionel Robert Wilberforce, British physicist, a great-grandson of William Wilberforce and inventor of the Wilberforce pendulum
* Richard Wilberforce, a great-great-grandson of William Wilberforce, famous law lord from the House of Lords


* Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
* Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
* Wilberforce Falls, Wilberforce Gorge, Wilberforce Hills: Nunavut, Canada
* Wilberforce, Ohio, United States
* Wilberforce, Sierra Leone
* Wilberforce Colony, 18th century colony of American Black citizens
* Wilberforce, Berlin, Germany; 19th Century

Fictional characters

* Mr. Wilberforce, a character in the children's novel, Under the Mountain, by Maurice Gee.
* "Wilberforce" is the name of a character in the comic strip "The Born Loser".
* Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries, played by John Inman, is a character in the 1970s British sitcom Are You Being Served?


* Wilberforce University
* Wilberforce (cat), a cat who lived at 10 Downing Street between 1973 and 1987

ee also

* "Wilbur Force", sometimes misattributed as Wilberforce, is a character in The Little Shop of Horrors
* Wilberforce pendulum

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  • Wilberforce — bezeichnet Wilberforce (Kater), frühere Hauskatze in der britischen Downing Street No. 10, Wilberforce (Australien), Ort in Australien Wilberforce (Kanada), Ort in Kanada Wilberforce (USA), Ort in den USA als Familienname William Wilberforce,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WILBERFORCE (W.) — WILBERFORCE WILLIAM (1759 1833) Homme politique et philanthrope anglais, William Wilberforce est né à Hull dans une vieille famille de propriétaires terriens du Yorkshire. Il fait ses études à Saint John’s College de Cambridge et se lie d’amitié… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wilberforce — Wilberforce, OH U.S. Census Designated Place in Ohio Population (2000): 1579 Housing Units (2000): 220 Land area (2000): 3.091818 sq. miles (8.007771 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052185 sq. miles (0.135158 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.144003 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Wilberforce, OH — U.S. Census Designated Place in Ohio Population (2000): 1579 Housing Units (2000): 220 Land area (2000): 3.091818 sq. miles (8.007771 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.052185 sq. miles (0.135158 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.144003 sq. miles (8.142929… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Wilberforce — m English: transferred use of the surname, which originated as a local name from Wilberfoss in North Yorkshire. This place is so called from the Old English female personal name Wilburg (see WILBUR (SEE Wilbur)) + Old English foss ditch (from… …   First names dictionary

  • Wilberforce [1] — Wilberforce (spr. Uïlberforß), 1) William, geb. 24. Aug. 1759 in Hull, studirte seit 1774 in Cambridge u. wurde 1780 von Hull u. 1784 von Yorkshire. in das Haus der Gemeinen gewählt. Er machte 1784 u. s. Reisen nach dem Continent, gründete 1767… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wilberforce [2] — Wilberforce (spr. Uilberforß), 1) Negercolonie auf der Küste Sierra Leone (Westafrika); 2) Ort in der Grafschaft Cook der englischen Colonie Neu Süd Wales (Australien), am Hawkesbury …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wilberforce — (spr. ŭilberfōrs), William, brit. Philanthrop, geb. 24. Aug. 1759 in Hull, gest. 29. Juli 1833 in London, trat 1780 ins Unterhaus. Zuerst in der Sitzung von 1789 trug er mit Pitt auf Abschaffung des britischen Negerhandels an, setzte aber erst… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Wilberforce — (spr. forß), William, engl. Philanthrop, geb. 24. Aug. 1759 zu Hull, wirkte, seit 1780 im Unterhaus, für Unterdrückung des Negerhandels und Abschaffung der Sklaverei, gest. 29. Juli 1833 zu Chelsea. – Biogr. von Krummacher (1890), Buxton (engl.,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Wilberforce — (–forß), William, als Philanthrop namentlich wegen seiner Bemühungen für Abschaffung des Sklavenhandels und Freilassung der Neger in den Colonien weltberühmt, geb. 1759 aus einer sehr reichen Familie, lernte als Student zu Cambridge seinen… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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