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Wiles, Andrew John
▪ 1994       In June 1993, at a small conference of mathematicians at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, Andrew Wiles dropped a historic bombshell. He had solved one ...
Wiley Post
➡ Post (II) * * *
Wilfred
/wil"frid/, n. a male given name: from Old English words meaning "will" and "peace." Also, Wilfrid. * * *
Wilfred Owen
➡ Owen (III) * * *
Wilfrid
(as used in expressions) Laurier Sir Wilfrid Wilfrid Saint Wilfrid of York * * *
Wilfrid, Saint
or Wilfrid of York born 634, Northumbria, Eng. died April 24, 709/710, monastery of Oundle, Mercia English monk and bishop who established close relations between the ...
wilful
—wilfully, adv. —wilfulness, n. /wil"feuhl/, adj. willful. * * *
Wilhelm
/wil"helm/; Ger. /vil"helm/, n. a male given name, German form of William. * * * (as used in expressions) Bach Wilhelm Friedemann Baeyer Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf ...
Wilhelm I.
See William I (def. 3). * * *
Wilhelm II.
See William II (def. 2). * * *
Wilhelm Meister
/vil"helm muy"steuhr/ a novel (1795-1829) by Goethe. * * *
Wilhelm, Hoyt
▪ 2003       American baseball player (b. July 26, 1923, Huntersville, N.C.—d. Aug. 23, 2002, Sarasota, Fla.), pitched knuckleballs that fluttered over the plate, ...
Wilhelmina
/wil'euh mee"neuh, wil'hel-/; Du. /vil'hel mee"nah/, n. 1. Mount, former name of Trikora. 2. a female given name: derived from William. * * * (as used in expressions) Beatrix ...
Wilhelmina (Helena Pauline Maria)
born Aug. 31, 1880, The Hague, Neth. died Nov. 28, 1962, Het Loo, near Apeldoorn Queen of The Netherlands (1890–1948). Daughter of King William III, she became queen on his ...
Wilhelmina Gebergte
▪ mountains, Suriname       mountain range in central Suriname, forming part of South America's granitic Precambrian Guiana Shield, extending about 70 mi (113 km) from ...
Wilhelmina I
(Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria of Orange-Nassau) 1880-1962, queen of the Netherlands 1890-1948 (mother of Juliana). * * *
Wilhelmine
Wilhelmine [vil′hel mēn΄, wil′hel mēn΄; vil′helmīn΄, wil′helmīn΄] adj. of, characteristic of, or like William II of Germany, his reign, etc. * * *
Wilhelmj, August
▪ German violinist born September 21, 1845, Usingen, Germany died January 22, 1908, London, England       German violinist whose most famous work is his arrangement of ...
Wilhelmshaven
/vil"helms hah'feuhn/, n. a seaport in NW Germany, NW of Bremen, on the North Sea. 95,570. * * * ▪ Germany       city and port, Lower Saxony Land (state), northwestern ...
Wilhelmstrasse
/vil"helm shtrddah'seuh/, n. 1. a street in Berlin, Germany: location of the German foreign office and other government buildings until 1945. 2. (formerly) the foreign office and ...
wilily
wilily [wī′lə lē] adv. in a wily manner * * * See wily. * * *
wiliness
wiliness [wī′lē nis] n. a wily quality or condition * * * See wilily. * * *
Wilkes
/wilks/, n. 1. Charles, 1798-1877, U.S. rear admiral and explorer. 2. John, 1727-97, English political leader and journalist. * * * (as used in expressions) Booth John ...
Wilkes Land
a coastal region of Antarctica, S of Australia. * * * ▪ region, Antarctica       region in Antarctica, bordering the Indian Ocean between Queen Mary and George V coasts ...
Wilkes, Charles
▪ American explorer and naval officer born , April 3, 1798, New York City died Feb. 8, 1877, Washington, D.C.  U.S. naval officer who explored the region of Antarctica named ...
Wilkes, John
born Oct. 17, 1725, London, Eng. died Dec. 26, 1797, London English politician. The son of a successful malt distiller, he was educated at an academy at Hertford and afterward ...
Wilkes, Maurice V(incent)
born June 26, 1913, Dudley, Staffordshire, Eng. British computer-science pioneer. He helped build the EDSAC computer (1949), invented microprogramming (1950), cowrote the first ...
Wilkes,Charles
Wilkes (wĭlks), Charles. 1798-1877. American naval officer and explorer of Antarctica and the Pacific coast of North America. Wilkes Land was named after him. * * *
Wilkes,John
Wilkes, John. 1727-1797. British political reformer noted for his published attacks on George III and for his support of the rights of American colonists. * * *
Wilkes,Maurice
Wilkes, Maurice. Born 1913. British mathematician who made significant developments to computer storage and memory and who devised the first computing service (1949). * * *
Wilkes-Barre
/wilks"bar'ee, -bar'euh, -bair'/, n. a city in E Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River. 51,551. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       city, seat (1786) of Luzerne ...
WilkesLand
Wilkes Land A coastal region of Antarctica south of Australia. Most of the area has been included in Australia's Antarctic claims since 1936. * * *
Wilkie Collins
➡ Collins (V) * * *
Wilkie, Sir David
▪ British painter born November 18, 1785, Cults, Fife, Scotland died June 1, 1841, at sea near Gibraltar       British genre and portrait painter and draftsman known ...
Wilkin, Marijohn
▪ 2007       American songwriter (b. July 14, 1920, Kemp, Texas—d. Oct. 28, 2006, Nashville, Tenn.), was hailed as one of the greatest female country composers and ...
Wilkins
/wil"kinz/, n. 1. Sir George Hubert, 1888-1958, Australian Antarctic explorer, aviator, and aerial navigator. 2. Mary Eleanor. See Freeman, Mary Eleanor. 3. Maurice Hugh ...
Wilkins, Mac
▪ American athlete byname of  Maurice Wilkins  born Nov. 15, 1950, Eugene, Ore., U.S.       American world-record-holding discus thrower (1976–78). He was the first ...
Wilkins, Maurice
▪ British biophysicist in full  Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins   born December 15, 1916, Pongaroa, New Zealand died October 6, 2004, London, England       New ...
Wilkins, Maurice (Hugh Frederick)
born Dec. 15, 1916, Pongaroa, N.Z. died Oct. 6, 2004, London, Eng. New Zealand-born British biophysicist. Educated in Birmingham and Cambridge, he participated in the Manhattan ...
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick
▪ 2005       New Zealand-born British biophysicist (b. Dec. 15, 1916, Pongaroa, N.Z.—d. Oct. 5, 2004, London, Eng.), used X-ray crystallography to investigate the DNA ...
Wilkins, Roy
born Aug. 30, 1901, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. died Sept. 8, 1981, New York, N.Y. U.S. civil-rights leader. He was a reporter for the African American-owned Kansas City Call and ...
Wilkins, Sir George Hubert
▪ Australian explorer born Oct. 31, 1888, Mount Bryan East, S. Aus., Australia died Dec. 1, 1958, Framingham, Mass., U.S.  Australian-born British explorer who advanced the ...
Wilkins,Maurice Hugh Frederick
Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick. Born 1916. British biophysicist. He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for advances in the study of DNA. * * *
Wilkins,Roy
Wilkins, Roy. 1901-1981. American civil rights leader. Long associated with the NAACP, he asserted that racial equality should be achieved through the democratic process. * * *
Wilkins,Sir George Hubert
Wil·kins (wĭlʹkĭnz), Sir George Hubert. 1888-1958. Australian explorer and aviator who was the first to explore the Arctic by air (1928). * * *
Wilkinsburg
/wil"kinz berrg'/, n. a borough in SW Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. 23,669. * * *
Wilkinson
/wil"kin seuhn/, n. 1. Geoffrey, 1921-96, British chemist: Nobel prize 1973. 2. James, 1757-1825, U.S. military officer, politician, and adventurer. * * *
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
▪ United States satellite       a U.S. satellite launched in 2001 and designed to map irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (CMB).       The CMB was ...
Wilkinson, Charles
▪ 1995       ("BUD"), U.S. football coach (b. April 23, 1916, Minneapolis, Minn.—d. Feb. 9, 1994, St. Louis, Mo.), led the University of Oklahoma Sooners to three ...
Wilkinson, James
born 1757, Calvert county, Md. died Dec. 28, 1825, Mexico City, Mex. American army officer and double agent. He served in the American Revolution under Horatio Gates and was ...
Wilkinson, Jemima
▪ American religious leader also called (from October 1776)  Publick Universal Friend   born Nov. 29, 1752, Cumberland, R.I. [U.S.] died July 1, 1819, near present-day Penn ...
Wilkinson, John
born 1728, Clifton, Cumberland, Eng. died July 14, 1808, Bradley, Staffordshire British industrialist. Known as "the great Staffordshire ironmaster," he found many new ...
Wilkinson, Sir Geoffrey
▪ 1997       British chemist (b. July 14, 1921, Todmorden, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Sept. 26, 1996, London, Eng.), was the corecipient, with Ernst Fischer, of the 1973 Nobel ...
will
will1 /wil/, auxiliary v. and v., pres. sing. 1st pers. will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, pres. pl. will; past sing. 1st pers. would, 2nd would or (Archaic) wouldst, ...
Will
/wil/, n. a male given name, form of William. * * * I In law, a formal declaration, usually in the form of an executed document, of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of ...
Will and Grace
a popular US television comedy series, which started in 1998, about Grace and her male best friend, Will, who is gay (= homosexual). * * *
will call
will call n. the department, as of a large store, at which articles are held to be picked up, as when paid for * * *
Will Carling
➡ Carling * * *
will contest
legal proceedings to contest the authenticity or validity of a will. * * *
will power
control of one's impulses and actions; self-control. Also, willpower. [1870-75] * * *
Will Rogers
➡ Rogers (V) * * *
Will Self
➡ Self * * *
will to power
(in the philosophy of Nietzsche) the self-assertive creative drive in all individuals, regarded as the supreme quality of the superman. [1895-1900] * * *
will-call
n. /wil"kawl'/; adj. /wil"kawl"/, n. 1. an item of merchandise that is reserved for a customer, who takes possession of it when payments have been completed. 2. a department in a ...
will-less
—will-lessly, adv. —will-lessness, n. /wil"lis/, adj. 1. having or exerting no will: a timid, will-less little man. 2. done or occurring without the will; involuntary: a ...
will-o'-the-wisp
—willo'-the-wispish; esp. Brit., willo'-the-wispy, adj. /wil"euh dheuh wisp"/, n. 1. See ignis fatuus (def. 1). 2. anything that deludes or misleads by luring on. [1600-10; ...
Willa
/wil"euh/, n. a female given name, form of Wilhelmina. * * *
Willa Cather
➡ Cather * * *
willable
/wil"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being willed or fixed by will. [1400-50; late ME; see WILL2, -ABLE] * * *
Willading, Johann Friedrich
▪ Swiss statesman born 1641 died Dec. 5, 1718       Swiss statesman who played a significant role in securing the transfer of the principality of Neuchâtel to the ...
Willaert
/wil"ahrt, vil"-/, n. Adrian /ay"dree euhn, ah"dree ahn'/, c1480-1562, Flemish composer. * * *
Willaert, Adriaan
▪ Belgian composer born c. 1490, Bruges, Flanders? died Dec. 8, 1562, Venice       Flemish composer who contributed significantly to the development of the Italian ...
Willamette
/wi lam"it/, n. a river flowing N through NW Oregon into the Columbia River at Portland. ab. 290 mi. (465 km) long. * * *
Willamette River
River, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It flows north for 300 mi (485 km) into the Columbia River near Portland. Oregon's most populous cities are in its valley. The Fremont Bridge, a ...
Willard
/wil"euhrd/, n. 1. Emma (Hart), 1787-1870, U.S. educator and poet. 2. Frances Elizabeth Caroline, 1839-98, U.S. educator, reformer, and author. 3. Jess, 1883-1968, U.S. boxer: ...
Willard, Emma
▪ American educator née  Emma Hart  born February 23, 1787, Berlin, Connecticut, U.S. died April 15, 1870, Troy, New York  American educator whose work in women's ...
Willard, Frances
▪ American educator in full  Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard  born Sept. 28, 1839, Churchville, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 18, 1898, New York, N.Y.  American educator, ...
Willard, Jess
▪ American athlete born Dec. 29, 1881, Pottawatomie County, Kan., U.S. died Dec. 15, 1968, Los Angeles, Calif.  American prizefighter, world heavyweight boxing champion ...
Willard, Simon
▪ American clockmaker born April 3, 1753, Grafton, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 30, 1848, Roxbury, Mass.       famous American clock maker. Willard was the creator of the ...
Willard,Emma Hart
Wil·lard (wĭlʹərd), Emma Hart. 1787-1870. American educator who was an early proponent of higher education for women. * * *
Willard,Frances Elizabeth Caroline
Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline. 1839-1898. American reformer. An ardent advocate of temperance and women's suffrage, she was the national president of the Woman's Christian ...
Willcocks, Sir William
▪ British engineer born Sept. 27, 1852, India died July 28, 1932, Cairo       British civil engineer who proposed and designed the first Aswān (Assuan) Dam and ...
Wille, Ulrich
▪ Swiss military leader born April 5, 1848, Hamburg died Jan. 31, 1925, Meilen, Switz.       Swiss military leader and commander in chief of the Swiss Army during World ...
willed
/wild/, adj. having a will (usually used in combination): strong-willed; weak-willed. [1350-1400; ME; see WILL2, -ED3] * * *
Willem
(as used in expressions) Botha Pieter Willem de Klerk Frederik Willem de Kooning Willem Gogh Vincent Willem van Kalf Willem Willem Kalff Velde Willem van de the Elder Willem ...
Willem de Kooning
➡ de Kooning * * *
Willem I
/wil"euhm/; Du. /vil"euhm/. See William I (def. 2). * * *
Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
▪ reserve, South Africa       game sanctuary in Free State province, South Africa, adjoining Allemanskraal Dam northeast of Bloemfontein. Established in 1956, it ...
Willem Van Ruysbroeck
▪ French explorer Latin  Wilhelmus Rubruquis , English  William of Rubrouck  born c. 1215 died c. 1295       French Franciscan friar whose eyewitness account of the ...
Willem-Alexander, Crown Prince, and Princess Maxima
▪ 2003       On Feb. 2, 2002, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands and Argentine-born Máxima Zorreguieta married in Amsterdam. Their many guests included ...
willemite
/wil"euh muyt'/, n. a mineral, a zinc silicate, Zn2SiO4, sometimes containing manganese, occurring in prismatic crystals or granular masses, usually greenish, sometimes white, ...
Willems, Jan Frans
▪ Flemish poet and philologist born March 11, 1793, Boechout, Brabant, Austrian Netherlands [now in Belgium] died June 24, 1846, Ghent, Belg.       Flemish poet, ...
Willems, Paul
▪ Belgian author born April 4, 1912, Edegem, Belgium died November 29, 1997, Zoersel       Belgian novelist and playwright whose playful strategies and fascination with ...
Willemstad
/vil"euhm staht'/, n. a seaport on the island of Curaçao, in the S West Indies: capital of the Netherlands Antilles. 152,000. * * * City (pop., 1999 est.: 123,000), capital of ...
Willendorf
/vil"euhn dawrf'/, n. a village in NE Austria, near Krems: site of an Aurignacian settlement where a 41/2 in. (11 cm) limestone statuette (Venus of Willendorf) was found. * * *
Willesden
/wilz"deuhn/, n. a former borough, now part of Brent, in SE England, near London. * * *
willet
/wil"it/, n., pl. willets, (esp. collectively) willet. a large, eastern North American shorebird, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, having a striking black and white wing ...
willey
/wil"ee/, n., v.t. willy. * * *
Willey, Gordon Randolph
▪ 2003       American archaeologist and writer (b. March 7, 1913, Chariton, Iowa—d. April 28, 2002, Cambridge, Mass.), expanded the study of ancient societies to ...
willful
—willfully, adv. —willfulness, n. /wil"feuhl/, adj. 1. deliberate, voluntary, or intentional: The coroner ruled the death willful murder. 2. unreasonably stubborn or ...
willfully
See willful. * * *
willfulness
See willfully. * * *
William
/wil"yeuhm/, n. 1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W. 2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "will" and "helmet." * * * (as used in ...
William and Mary
n [U] a style of furniture that was popular in Britain at the end of the 17th century, during the reign of King William III and Queen Mary. Elegant tables, chairs and cupboards ...
William and Mary style
 style of decorative arts so named during the reign (1689–1702) of William III and Mary II of England. When William came to the English throne from the house of Orange, he ...
William and Mary, College of
State-supported college in Williamsburg, Va. The second-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. (after Harvard University), it was chartered in 1693 by King William ...
William Blake
➡ Blake (II) * * *
William Burroughs
➡ Burroughs (II) * * *
William Butler Yeats
➡ Yeats * * *
William Byrd
➡ Byrd (II) * * *
William Caxton
➡ Caxton * * *
William Cecil
➡ Burghley * * *
William Clark
➡ Lewis and Clark * * *
William Claude Fields
➡ Fields * * *
William Clito
▪ count of Flanders French  Guillaume Cliton   born c. 1101 died July 28, 1128, Aalst, Flanders [now in Belgium]       count of Flanders and titular duke of Normandy ...
William Cobbett
➡ Cobbett * * *
William Cody
➡ Cody * * *
William Congreve
➡ Congreve * * *
William Cowper
➡ Cowper * * *
William de Hauteville
▪ Norman mercenary byname  William Iron Arm , Italian  Guglielmo d'Altavilla  or  Guglielmo Braccio-di-Ferro , French  Guillaume de Hauteville  or  Guillaume Bras de ...
William De La Mare
▪ English philosopher born , England died c. 1290       English philosopher and theologian, advocate of the traditional Neoplatonic-Augustinian school of Christian ...
William Faulkner
➡ Faulkner * * *
William Faulkner: Intruder in the Dust
▪ Primary Source       If the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War, the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, then Pickett's Charge, the ...
William Gilbert Grace
➡ Grace * * *
William Gladstone
➡ Gladstone * * *
William Golding
➡ Golding * * *
William H Rehnquist
➡ Rehnquist * * *
William H Seward
➡ Seward * * *
William Hague
➡ Hague * * *
William Halsey
➡ Halsey * * *
William Harvey
➡ Harvey * * *
William Hazlitt
➡ Hazlitt * * *
William Heath Robinson
➡ Heath Robinson * * *
William Henry Harrison: Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Thursday, March 4, 1841       Called from a retirement which I had supposed was to continue for the residue of my life to fill the chief ...
William Henry Seward
➡ Seward * * *
William Herschel
➡ Herschel * * *
William Hesketh Lever
➡ Leverhulme * * *
William Hodges
➡ Hodges * * *
William Hogarth
➡ Hogarth * * *
William Howard Taft
➡ Taft * * *
William Howard Taft: Defense of a High Tariff
▪ Primary Source              Taft and the Republicans promised a lowering of tariffs during the 1908 campaign. When Taft took office he called a special session ...
William Howard Taft: Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Thursday, March 4, 1909       Anyone who has taken the oath I have just taken must feel a heavy weight of responsibility. If not, he has no ...
William Howard Taft: Limited Presidential Power
▪ Primary Source              Theodore Roosevelt, in his Autobiography (1913), discussed the presidential office in terms of what he called Buchanan Presidents ...
William Howard Taft: The Cabinet and the Congress
▪ Primary Source              President Taft came to believe during the course of his administration that a number of reforms were needed to make the executive ...
William Hubbs Rehnquist
➡ Rehnquist * * *
William I
1. ("the Conqueror") 1027-87, duke of Normandy 1035-87; king of England 1066-87 (son of Robert I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Willem I. (William I of Orange) ("the Silent") ...
William II
1. (William Rufus) ("the Red") 1056?-1100, King of England 1087-1100 (son of William I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Wilhelm II. (Frederick Wilhelm Viktor Albert) 1859-1941, king ...
William III
(William III of Orange) 1650-1702, stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1672-1702; king of England 1689-1702, joint ruler with his wife, Mary II. * * * I Dutch ...
William IV
("the Sailor-King") 1765-1837, king of Great Britain and Ireland 1830-37 (brother of George IV). * * * born Aug. 21, 1765, London, Eng. died June 20, 1837, Windsor Castle, near ...
William IX
▪ duke of Aquitaine and Gascony born Oct. 22, 1071 died Feb. 10, 1127, Poitiers, Fr.       medieval troubadour, count of Poitiers and duke of Aquitaine and of Gascony ...
William J Brennan Junior
➡ Brennan * * *
William Jennings Bryan
➡ Bryan * * *
William Joseph Brennan
➡ Brennan * * *
William Kent
➡ Kent (V) * * *
William Kidd
➡ Kidd * * *
William Lamb
➡ Melbourne * * *
William Langland
➡ Langland * * *
William Lloyd Garrison: The Dangers of Slavery (1829)
▪ Primary Source       Antislavery movements had existed in the United States since the Revolution. They had even received occasional support in the South, on moral ...
William Louis
▪ stadholder of Friesland Dutch  Willem Lodewijk   born March 13, 1560, Dillenburg, Hesse [Germany] died July 13, 1620, Leeuwarden, Neth.       count of Nassau, ...
William Makepeace Thackeray
➡ Thackeray * * *
William Marcy Tweed
➡ Tweed * * *
William Masters
➡ Masters and Johnson * * *
William Maxwell Aitken
➡ Beaverbrook * * *
William McGonagall
➡ McGonagall * * *
William McKinley
➡ McKinley (II) * * *
William McKinley: First Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Thursday, March 4, 1897       In obedience to the will of the people, and in their presence, by the authority vested in me by this oath, I ...
William McKinley: Reciprocal Trade Agreements
▪ Primary Source              The McKinley Tariff of 1890 was the highest in the nation's history. Yet, eleven years later, while serving his second term as ...
William McKinley: Second Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 4, 1901       When we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great anxiety with regard to our currency and ...
William McKinley: War Message
▪ Primary Source              The Spanish government sincerely wished to avoid war with the United States but faced tremendous internal problems coupled with a ...
William Morris
➡ Morris (III) * * *
William of Auvergne
French Guillaume d'Auvergne born after 1180, Aurillac, France died 1249, Paris French philosopher and theologian. Named bishop of Paris in 1228, William was a reformer who ...
William of Auxerre
French Guillaume d'Auxerre born с 1150, Auxerre, bishopric of Auxerre died Nov. 3, 1231, Rome French philosopher and theologian. After a long career at the University of ...
William of Champeaux
▪ French philosopher French  Guillaume de Champeaux,  Latin  Guglielmus de Campellis  born c. 1070, Champeaux, Fr. died 1121, Châlons-sur-Marne       French ...
William Of Conches
▪ French philosopher French  Guillaume De Conches   born c. 1100, , Conches, Fr. died 1154       French Scholastic philosopher and a leading member of the School of ...
William Of Hirsau
▪ German abbot German  Wilhelm Von Hirsau   born , Bavaria died July 2, 1091, Württemberg, Duchy of Swabia       German cleric, Benedictine abbot, and monastic ...
William of Malmesbury
/mahmz"ber'ee, -beuh ree, -bree/ c1090-1143?, English historian. * * *
William of Moerbeke
▪ Belgian archbishop French  Guillaume de Moerbeke   born c. 1215, Moerbeke, Brabant died c. 1286, Orvieto?       Flemish cleric, archbishop, and classical scholar ...
William Of Newburgh
▪ English historian born 1136, Bridlington, Yorkshire, Eng. died c. 1198, , Newburgh Priory       English chronicler who is remembered as the author of one of the most ...
William of Ockham
(also Occam) ➡ Ockham. * * *
William of Orange
➡ William III * * *
William Of Saint Carilef
▪ English bishop also called  William Of Saint Calais, or Bishop William   died Jan. 2, 1096, Windsor, Eng.       Norman-French bishop of Durham (1081–96), adviser ...
William Of Saint-amour
▪ French philosopher French  Guillaume De Saint-amour   born c. 1200, , Saint-Amour, Kingdom of Arles died September 1272, Saint-Amour       French philosopher and ...
William Of Saint-thierry
▪ French philosopher French  Guillaume De Saint-thierry   born c. 1085, , Liège, Lower Lorraine died , probably Sept. 8, 1148       French monk, theologian, and ...
William Of Sens
▪ French architect French  Guillaume De Sens   died Aug. 11, 1180, France       French master-mason who built the first structure in the Early Gothic style in ...
William of Tyre
▪ French-Syrian historian born c. 1130, Syria died September 29, 1186, Rome [Italy]       Franco-Syrian politician, churchman, and historian whose experiences in the ...
William of Wales and Henry of Wales, Princes
▪ 2008 Prince William Arthur Philip Louis and Prince Henry Charles Albert David, respectively  born June 21, 1982, London, Eng. and born Sept. 15, 1984, London, Eng.  On ...
William of Wales, Prince
▪ British prince in full  William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor  born June 21, 1982, Paddington, London, England    elder son of Charles, prince of Wales, and Diana, ...
William of Wykeham
(1324–1404) the bishop of Winchester(1) from 1367 to 1404. He is best remembered for establishing Winchester(2) College, whose pupils are still called Wykehamists. * * *
William Penn
➡ Penn (II) * * *
William Pitt
➡ Pitt (II) * * *
William Randolph Hearst
➡ Hearst (II) * * *
William Richard Morris
➡ Nuffield * * *
William Rufus
➡ William II * * *
William Saroyan
➡ Saroyan * * *
William Schwenk Gilbert
➡ Gilbert * * *
William Shakespeare
➡ Shakespeare * * *
William Shakespeare by Edmund Malone
▪ Primary Source       The following document is one of several portraits presented in Edmund Malone's Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the English Stage ...
William Spooner
➡ Spooner * * *
William Steig
➡ Steig * * *
William Styron
➡ Styron * * *
William Tecumseh Sherman
➡ Sherman * * *
William Tell
a legendary Swiss patriot forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with bow and arrow. German, Wilhelm Tell. * * *
William the Aetheling
▪ duke of Normandy French  Guillaume Aetheling   born 1103 died Nov. 25, 1120, at sea off Barfleur, Fr.       Anglo-Norman prince, only son of Henry I of England and ...
William the Conqueror
William the Conqueror WILLIAM I (duke of Normandy) * * * ➡ William I. * * *
William the Conqueror.
See William I (def. 1). * * *
William Thomson
➡ Thomson (III) * * *
William Tyndale
➡ Tyndale * * *
William V
▪ prince of Orange and Nassau born March 8, 1748, The Hague, Neth. died April 9, 1806, Braunschweig [Germany]  prince of Orange and Nassau and general hereditary stadtholder ...
William Wallace
➡ Wallace (V) * * *
William Walton
➡ Walton * * *
William Wilberforce
➡ Wilberforce * * *
William Wordsworth
➡ Wordsworth * * *
William Wycherley
➡ Wycherley * * *
William Wyler
➡ Wyler * * *
William X
▪ duke of Aquitaine born 1099, Toulouse, Fr. died April 9, 1137, Santiago de Compostela, Spain       duke of Aquitaine and of Gascony (1127–37), son of William ...
William, Fort
▪ fort, Calcutta, India       citadel of Calcutta, named after King William III of England. The English East India Company's main Bengal trading station was moved from ...
WilliamI
I. William I1, Known as “William the Conqueror.” 1027?-1087. King of England (1066-1087) and duke of Normandy (1035-1087). He led the Norman invasion of England (1066) after ...
WilliamII
I. William II1, Known as “William Rufus.” 1056?-1100. King of England (1087-1100). He was the second son of William the Conqueror, on whose death he succeeded to the ...
WilliamIII
William III, Known as “William of Orange.” 1650-1702. King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702), Dutch stadholder (1672-1702), and prince of Orange. Married to Mary, ...
WilliamIV
William IV, Known as “the Sailor King.” 1765-1837. King of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-1837). Son of George III and brother of George IV, he ascended to the throne after ...
Williamof Malmesbury
William of Malmes·bur·y (mämzʹbĕr'ē, -bə-rē, -brē), 1090?-1143?. English monk and historian whose works include Chronicle of the Kings of England (1120). * * *
Williamof Orange
William of Orange See William III. * * *
Williams
/wil"yeuhmz/, n. 1. Ben Ames /aymz/, 1889-1953, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. Bert (Egbert Austin Williams), 1876?-1922, U.S. comedian and songwriter. 3. Betty (Smyth) ...
Williams College
Private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Mass. Established in 1793 and affiliated with the Congregational church, it has since become nondenominational. Williams has ...
Williams Sisters
➡ Williams (XII) * * *
Williams, (George) Emlyn
born Nov. 26, 1905, Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales died Sept. 25, 1987, London Welsh actor and playwright. He made his acting debut in 1927 and won acclaim in London and New York ...
Williams, (Hiram)Hank
Williams, (Hiram) Hank. 1923-1953. American singer and songwriter who was influential in the development of country and western music. His many hit songs include “Your Cheatin' ...
Williams, Anthony
▪ 1998       , American musician (b. Dec. 12, 1945, Chicago, Ill.—d. Feb. 23, 1997, Daly City, Calif.), exploded onto the national jazz scene shortly after his 17th ...
Williams, Bert
▪ American comedian byname of  Egbert Austin Williams  born c. 1876, New Providence, Bahamas died March 4, 1922, New York City       American comedian who portrayed ...
Williams, Betty
▪ Irish activist byname of  Elizabeth Williams   born May 22, 1943, Belfast, N.Ire.       Northern Irish peace activist who, with Mairéad Corrigan (Corrigan-Maguire, ...
Williams, C.K.
▪ American poet in full  Charles Kenneth Williams  born Nov. 4, 1936, Newark, N.J., U.S.       American poet whose early work is characterized by short lines and an ...
Williams, Cootie
▪ American musician byname of  Charles Melvin Williams   born July 24, 1908?, Mobile, Ala., U.S. died Sept. 15, 1985, New York, N.Y.  African-American trumpeter whose ...
Williams, Daniel Hale
born Jan. 18, 1858, Hollidaysburg, Pa., U.S. died Aug. 4, 1931, Idlewild, Mich. U.S. surgeon. He graduated from Chicago Medical College. In 1891 he founded Provident Hospital ...
Williams, Emlyn
▪ Welsh actor in full  George Emlyn Williams  born Nov. 26, 1905, Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales died Sept. 25, 1987, London  Welsh actor and playwright, author of some highly ...
Williams, Eric
▪ prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago in full  Eric Eustace Williams   born September 25, 1911, Port of Spain, Trinidad died March 29, 1981, St. Anne, near Port of ...
Williams, Eric (Eustace)
born Sept. 25, 1911, Port of Spain, Trin. died March 29, 1981, St. Anne, near Port of Spain First prime minister of independent Trinidad and Tobago (1962–81). He received a ...
Williams, Esther
▪ American swimmer and actress in full  Esther Jane Williams  born Aug. 8, 1923, Inglewood, Calif., U.S.       American swimming champion who became one of the most ...
Williams, Fannie Barrier
▪ American civic leader and lecturer née  Fannie Barrier  born Feb. 12, 1855, Brockport, N.Y., U.S. died March 4, 1944, Brockport       American social reformer, ...
Williams, Garth
▪ 1997       U.S. book illustrator whose cherished and heartwarming drawings appeared in such children's classics as Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web (b. April 16, ...
Williams, George Washington
▪ American historian born Oct. 16, 1849, Bedford Springs, Pa., U.S. died Aug. 2, 1891, Blackpool, Eng.       American historian, clergyman, politician, lawyer, ...
Williams, Hank
orig. Hiram King Williams born Sept. 17, 1923, Georgiana, Ala., U.S. died Jan. 1, 1953, Oak Hill, W.Va. U.S. singer and guitarist. Williams was born into poverty. He began ...
Williams, Harrison Arlington, Jr.
▪ 2002       American politician (b. Dec. 10, 1919, Plainfield, N.J.—d. Nov. 17, 2001, Denville, N.J.), was a prominent Democrat who later served time in federal ...
Williams, Helen Maria
▪ English writer born 1762, London died Dec. 15, 1827, Paris       English poet, novelist, and social critic best known for her support of such radical causes as ...
Williams, Hosea
▪ 2001       American civil rights leader and politician (b. Jan. 5, 1926, Attapulgus, Ga.—d. Nov. 16, 2000, Atlanta, Ga.), was a major figure in the struggle against ...
Williams, Jody
born Oct. 9, 1950, Putney, Vt., U.S. American activist who in 1992 helped found the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). In 1997 she and the ICBL were named ...
Williams, Joe
orig. Joseph Goreed born Dec. 12, 1918, Cordele, Ga., U.S. died March 29, 1999, Las Vegas, Nev. U.S. singer and actor. Williams worked with Coleman Hawkins and Lionel Hampton ...
Williams, John (Towner)
born Feb. 8, 1932, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. composer and conductor. Williams studied music at UCLA and Juilliard. He began his career as a jazz pianist but began to compose ...
Williams, John Henry
▪ American economist born June 21, 1887, Wales died Dec. 24, 1980, Southbridge, Mass., U.S.       American economist, banker, and government adviser who achieved world ...
Williams, Lucinda
▪ 2008 Lucinda Gayl Williams  born Jan. 26, 1953, Lake Charles, La.       With the enthusiastic reception in 2007 of the hit album West, American musician Lucinda ...
Williams, Marion
▪ 1995       U.S. gospel singer (b. Aug. 29, 1927, Miami, Fla.—d. July 2, 1994, Philadelphia, Pa.), drew on blues, jazz, folk, and calypso music as inspirations for ...
Williams, Mary Lou
orig. Mary Elfrieda Scruggs born May 8, 1910, Atlanta, Ga., U.S. died May 28, 1981, Durham, N.C. U.S. pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. A child prodigy, she had her ...
Williams, Michael Leonard
▪ 2002       British actor (b. July 9, 1935, Manchester, Eng.—d. Jan. 11, 2001, Outwood, Surrey, Eng.), was a respected stage, television, and radio actor, as well as ...
Williams, Milan B.
▪ 2007       American keyboard player (b. March 28, 1948, Okolona, Miss.—d. July 9, 2006, Houston, Texas), was a founding member in 1968 of the soul-funk band the ...
Williams, Percy
▪ Canadian athlete born May 19, 1908, Vancouver, B.C., Can. died Nov. 29, 1982, Vancouver       Canadian sprinter, winner of two upset gold medals at the 1928 Olympic ...
Williams, Roger
born 1603?, London, Eng. died Jan. 27/March 15, 1683, Providence, R.I. English clergyman, colonist, and founder of Rhode Island. He arrived in Boston in 1631 and became pastor ...
Williams, Rowan
▪ 2003       In selecting Welsh Archbishop Rowan Williams to serve as the spiritual head of the world's 70 million Anglicans, British officials chose a man with a ...
Williams, Roy Lee
▪ American union leader born March 22, 1915, Ottumwa, Iowa, U.S. died April 28, 1989, Leeton, Mo.       American union leader, president of the International ...
Williams, Serena
▪ American tennis player born Sept. 26, 1981, Saginaw, Mich., U.S.    American tennis player who—along with her sister Venus (Williams, Venus)—revolutionized women's ...
Williams, Serena and Venus
▪ 2001       The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, emerged in 2000 as the most formidable duo in women's tennis. The year was particularly special for Venus, who won ...
Williams, Sir Bernard
▪ English philosopher Introduction in full  Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams  born Sept. 21, 1929, Westcliff, Essex, Eng. died June 10, 2003, Rome, Italy  English ...
Williams, Sir Bernard Arthur Owen
▪ 2004       British philosopher (b. Sept. 21, 1929, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, Eng.—d. June 10, 2003, Rome, Italy), sought to revitalize moral philosophy and served on ...
Williams, Sir Frederic
▪ British engineer born June 26, 1911, Stockport, Cheshire, Eng. died Aug. 11, 1977, Manchester       British electrical engineer who invented the Williams tube store, ...


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