Thomas Clarkson

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Thomas Clarkson
Thomas Clarkson by Carl Frederik von Breda.jpg
Thomas Clarkson by Carl Frederik von Breda, painting in the National Portrait Gallery
Born(1760-03-28)28 March 1760
Died26 September 1846(1846-09-26) (aged 86)
Playford, Suffolk, England
NationalityEnglish
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
Known forAbolitionism

Thomas Clarkson (28 March 1760 – 26 September 1846) was an English abolitionist. He helped start the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Clarkson, Thomas 1808. The history of the rise, progress and accomplishment of the abolition of the slave–trade by the British Parliament. Philadelphia: James P. Parke.