Biographies that begin by the letter: W Approximately 537 results

Walter Sydney Adams

(1876-1956)

American astronomer born on December 20, 1876 in Antioch (Syria) and died on May 11, 1956 in Pasaden...

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Waldo Aguiar Carmona

(1930-2000)

Painter Spanish, born in Madrid in 1930 and died in the same city on May 21, 2000, the son of the pa...

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William Harrison Ainsworth

(1805-1882)

English novelist who was born in Manchester in 1805. At first he was assigned to the Forum, but deci...

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William Aiton

(1731-1793)

English botanist, who was born in 1731 and died in 1793. He went to London as a simple gardener and,...

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William Foxwell Albright

(1891-1971)

American archaeologist, born in Coquimbo (Chile) on May 24, 1891 and died on September 19, 1971 in B...

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Weli-Zade-Tepelini Ali-Bajá

(1741-1822)

Famous low of Janina, called Arslan (Lion), and commonly known with the name of Alí Tebelen. He was...

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Woody Allen

(1935-VVVV)

Woody Allen.Director, screenwriter and film actor, writer and musician, real name Allen Stewart Kon...

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Washington Allston

(1779-1843)

Painter and American poet, born in 1779 and died in 1843. Some time he travelled around Europe and t...

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Walter Emmons Alston

(1911-1984)

Player and coach of American baseball, better known as Smokey Alston, born in Venice (Ohio) on Decem...

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Waldo Álvarez Insúa

(1856-1938)

Journalist and Spanish writer born in A Estrada (Pontevedra) on June 8, 1856 and died in Madrid on A...

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William Pitt. Conde de Amherst

(1770-1845)

British diplomat, was born in 1770 and died in 1845. It took a trip to China to fulfill a mission of...

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William Anderson

(1739-1808)

Surgeon and naturalist English, born in 1739 and died in 1808. He traveled aboard the resolution in ...

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Werner Arber

(1929-VVVV)

Swiss microbiologist who was born in 1929 in Gränichen. He studied at the Zurich Federal technical ...

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William Archer

(1856-1924)

Playwright and Scottish theatrical critic, born in Perth in 1856 and died in London in 1924. Much of...

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Wenceslao Argumosa y Bourke

(1761-1831)

Spanish lawyer, born in Guadalajara September 27, 1761 and died in Madrid on November 28, 1831. He w...

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William Ross Ashby

(1903-1972)

Medical neurologist and English cibernético. He was born in 1903, in London, and died in 1972, in t...

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William Asher

(1921-2012)

Director of American cinema, born in New York 1921 agoato 8 and died on 16 July 2012.He made his deb...

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Waldo Atías

(1920-1978)

Chilean writer, brother of Guillermo Atías, author of the novel instead of the routine (1959)....

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Wilbur Olin Atwater

(1844-1907)

American chemist born on May 3, 1844 in Johnsburg, in the State of New York, and died in Middletown,...

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Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907-1973)

British poet, born in York and died in Vienna. He studied at Oxford and at Christ Church College. He...

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Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco

(1801-1873)

Novelist and Spanish politician. He was born in Vinaroz (Castellón) in 1801. Still young, he settle...

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Wilhelm Heinrich Walterm Baade

(1893-1960)

German-American astronomer, it be important discoveries in the field of stellar evolution and Interg...

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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

(1710-1784)

German composer, eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach and his first wife, María Barbara, who was bor...

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Wilhelm Backhaus

(1884-1969)

German pianist, born in Leipzig in March 26, 1884 and died on July 5, 1969 in Villach. He studied in...

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William Baffin

(ca. 1584-1622)

Navigator and English Explorer, probably born in London, about the year 1584, and died in Kishm (or ...

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Walter Bagehot

(1826-1877)

Economist and British political thinker, born February 3, 1826 in Langport, in the County of Somerse...

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William Bales

(1910-1990)

Dancer, choreographer and teacher American, born in Carnegie (Pennsylvania) on June 27, 1910 and die...

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Walterio Baley

(1529-1592)

Ecclesiastical and English physician, Professor of medicine at Oxford and doctor of Queen Elizabeth....

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Willem Barents

(ca. 1550-1597)

Marino and Dutch Explorer, born on the island of Terschelling (West Frisian) around 1550 and died on...

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William Bateson

( 1861-1926)

English biologist, was born in 1861 in Whitby (Great Britain) and died in Golders Green in 1926. He ...

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Welfo o Wulfo. Duque de Baviera

(1050-1108)

Brother of Enrique el Soberbio, also called Guelfo, tutor of Henry the lion, Duke and elector of Bav...

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William Baziotes

(1912-1963)

American painter, associated with the origins of abstract expressionism, born in Pittsburgh on June ...

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Warren Beatty

(1937-VVVV)

Actor, producer, screenwriter and director of American cinema, also actor of theater, whose full nam...

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William Beaudine

(1892-1970)

American filmmaker born in New York (United States) on January 15, 1892, and died on March 18, 1970 ...

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William Beaumont

(1785-1853)

William Beaumont.Physician and American physiologist, was born in Lebanon, in 1785, and died in San...

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William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook

(1879-1964)

Journalist and British politician. He was born in Maple, Ontario, in 1879, and died in Mickeleham, S...

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William Beckford

(1759-1844)

English writer, born in Fontill Gifford, Wiltshire, and died in Bath. Author who wrote in French, on...

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Washington Benavides

(1930-VVVV)

Poet and Uruguayan literary critic born in 1930 in Tacuarembó.He was Professor of literature of the...

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William Rose Benét

(1886-1950)

Poet, Narrator and American literary critic, born in Fort Hamilton (New York) in 1886 and died in Ne...

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Walter Benjamin

(1892-1940)

Philosopher and German essayist of Jewish origin who was born in Berlin. Graduated in Bern with the ...

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William Carr vizconde de Beresford

(1768-1854)

English General born October 2, 1768 and died on 8 January 1854 in Bedgebury (Kent). He held the tit...

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Werner Bergengruen

(1892-1964)

German writer, born in Riga in 1892 and died in Baden-Baden in 1964. After completing his studies in...

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William Bernbach

(1911-1982)

American publicist. He was responsible for the transformation of advertising, which went from being ...

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Wolfgang Beurer

(s. XV)

Painter active in the Middle Rhine region in the last two decades of the 15th century. A series of t...

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William Henry Beveridge

(1879-1963)

British Economist, born in Rangpur (India) in 1879 and died in Oxford (United Kingdom) in 1963. He w...

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Wolf Biermann

(1936-VVVV)

Writer and German singer-songwriter, born in Hamburg in 1936. He was born in a family of Communist w...

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Willem Bilderdijk

(1756-1831)

Poet and Dutch patriot who was born in Amsterdam and died in Haarlem. Supporter of the Orange, went ...

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William Billings

(1746-1800)

American choral music composer born October 7, 1746 in Boston and died on September 26, 1800 in the ...

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Werner Bischof

(1916-1954)

Swiss photographer, born in Zurich in 1916 and disappeared somewhere in the Andes (Peru) in 1954.Wer...

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William Blackstone

(1727-1780)

Lawyer, University Professor and political English, born 10 July 1723 in Cheapside (London) and died...

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William Blake

(1757-1827)

William BlakePoet, painter and printmaker British, born in London on November 28, 1757, and died in...

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William Bligh

(1754-1817)

Admiral and British administrator, was born in Plymouth, England, 9 September 1754 and died London 7...

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Willie Bobo

(1934-1983)

Musician instrumentalist American of Puerto Rican descent, born in New York on February 28, 1934 and...

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Wojciech Boguslawski

(1757-1829)

Polish dramatic author, also known by its Spanish name Adalberto Boguslawski, born in 1757 and died ...

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William du Bois

(1868-1963)

American sociologist and writer. He was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington (Massachusetts...

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Walter Bojo

(1905-1992)

German photographer born in Berlin in 1905 and died in 1992 in Leverkusen (Germany).Interested in pa...

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William Booth

(1829-1912)

Preacher and British reformer, born in Nottingham (England) on April 10, 1829 and died in London on ...

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Wolfgang Borchert

(1921 -1947)

German writer, born in Hamburg in 1921 and died in Basel 1947). He attended theatre classes, but cou...

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Walerian Borowczyz

(1923-2006)

Polish-French film director. Born in Kwilcz in 1923 and died in Paris, France on 3 February 2006, he...

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Walter Wilhelm Bothe

(1891-1957)

German physicist, born on 8 January 1891 in Oranienburg, near Berlin Town, and died in Heidelberg on...

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William Adolphe Bouguereau

(1825-1905)

French painter born in La Rochelle (Charente Maritime department) on November 30, 1825 and died in t...

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William Lisle Bowles

(1762-1850)

Poet and British polemicist in the realm of Sutton, Northamptonshire, and was educated at the Univer...

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William Boyce

(1711-1779)

English organist and composer. He began his career singing in the choir of the Cathedral of San Pabl...

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William Boyd

(1952-VVVV)

Novelist and screenwriter Scottish born in Accra (Ghana); He studied at the universities of Glasgow ...

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William Bradford

(1590-1657)

Writer and Anglo-American politician born in March 1590 in the town of Austerfield (Yorkshire) and d...

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William Merritt Bradford

(1823-1892)

American painter born in Fairhaven (Massachusetts) April 30, 1823 and died in New York City on April...

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Willy Brandt

(1913-1992)

German politician, whose real name was Herbert Ernest Karl Franhm, born in the district labor of Lü...

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Walter Houser Brattain

(1902-1987)

American physicist. He was born in Hia-Men, China. He studied in Washington, Obregón and Minnesota....

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Walther von Brauchitsch

(1881-1948)

Quarterback German, born in Berlin in 1881 and died in Hamburg in 1948. Full name Heinrich Alfred Wa...

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Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun

(1912-1977)

U.S. citizen German engineer. He was a pioneer of the missile; known also as the father of the Ameri...

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Wenceslau Braz Pereira Gomes

(1868-1966)

Lawyer and Brazilian politician, President of the Republic of Brazil (1914-1918), born in 1868, in I...

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Willi Bredel

(1901-1964)

German writer, born in Hamburg in 1901, and died in East Berlin in 1964. He was a sailor before beco...

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Walter VI de Brienne

(ca. 1304-1356)

French aristocrat, born in Brienne (Champagne) towards 1304 and died at the battle of Poitiers in 13...

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William Broad

(1955-VVVV)

British musician better known as Billy Idol. He was born in the English town of Middlesex in 1955. T...

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William Speir Bruce

(1867-1921)

Naturalist and British Explorer, born in Scotland in 1867 and died in the same place in 1921 after a...

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William Jennings Bryan

(1860-1925)

American politician. He was born on March 19, 1860, Salem (Illinois State), and died on July 26, 192...

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William Cullen Bryant

(1794-1878)

American writer, born in Cummington (mass.) in 1794, and died in New York in 1878. He studied a year...

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William Buckland

(1784-1856)

British geologist born in 1784 the County of Devon and died in London in 1856, highlighted by his ef...

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Wenceslao Budowez

(1551-1621)

Protestant magistrate and Bohemian controversista. In 1616, he published the Treaty De Variis Eccles...

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Wynn Bullock

(1902-1975)

American photographer born in 1902 in Chicago and died in 1975 in Illinois.His birth name was Percy ...

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