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Samuel Wilberforce
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Born in Clapham, London
Born on 7th of September 1805
Died on 19th of July 1873

Born 1805. Died 1873 - English prelate.


Graduated from Oriel College, Oxford. Ordained in 1828. Chaplain to Albert, the Prince Consort. Nicknamed Soapy Sam. Works included Agathos (1839) and Rocky Island (1940). Killed by fall from his horse.

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