Biographies that begin by the letter: W Approximately 537 results

Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco


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

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Wilhelm Heinrich Walterm Baade


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

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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach


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

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Wilhelm Backhaus


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

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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


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

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William Bales


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

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Walterio Baley


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


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

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William Baziotes


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

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Warren Beatty


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

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William Beaudine


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

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William Beaumont


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

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William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook


Journalist and British politician. He/She was born in Maple, Ontario, in 1879, and died in Mickeleha...

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William Beckford


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

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Washington Benavides


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

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William Rose Benét


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

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Walter Benjamin


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


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

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Werner Bergengruen


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


American publicist. He/She was responsible for the transformation of advertising, which went from be...

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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


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

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Wolf Biermann


Writer and German singer-songwriter, born in Hamburg in 1936. He/She was born in a family of Communi...

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Willem Bilderdijk


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

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William Billings


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

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Werner Bischof


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

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William Blackstone


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

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William Blake


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

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William Bligh


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

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Willie Bobo


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

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Wojciech Boguslawski


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

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William du Bois


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

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Walter Bojo


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

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William Booth


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/She attended theatre classes, but...

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Walerian Borowczyz


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


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

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William Adolphe Bouguereau


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

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William Lisle Bowles


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

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William Boyce


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

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William Boyd


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

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William Bradford


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

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William Merritt Bradford


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

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Willy Brandt


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

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Walter Houser Brattain


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

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Walther von Brauchitsch


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


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

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Wenceslau Braz Pereira Gomes


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

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Willi Bredel


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

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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


British musician better known as Billy Idol. He/She was born in the English town of Middlesex in 195...

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William Speir Bruce


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


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

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William Cullen Bryant


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

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William Buckland


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


Protestant magistrate and Bohemian controversista. In 1616, he/she published the Treaty De Variis Ec...

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Wynn Bullock


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

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Willard o S. S. van Dine Buntington


Narrator, essayist, journalist, and critic of American art, born in Charlottesville (in the State of...

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Walter Burleigh o Burley

(1275-ca. 1343)

English scholastic philosopher, known also as Burley or Bruley, or grown nicknames Burlaeus or Docto...

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William Riley Burnett


Narrator and American writer, born in Springfield (at Ohio State) in 1899, and died in Santa Monica ...

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William Burroughs


American experimental writer, born on February 5, 1914 in Saint Louis, Missouri, and died, in the so...

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Wilhelm Busch


German painter and satirical poet. He/She was born in Wiedensahl (Hanover) and died in Mechtshausen ...

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William Byrd II


Satirist, journalist and owner of Westover (Virginia), where he/she was born 28 March 1674 and died ...

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William Byrd


William Byrd.English composer, born probably in Lincolnshire, in the year 1542, or can that in 1543...

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William Camden


Historian and English antiquary, born in London in 1551 and died at Chislehurst in 1623.Educated at ...

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William Wallace Campbell


American astronomer, born in Hancock, Ohio, on April 11, 1862 and died on June 14, 1938 in San Franc...

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Wilhelm Canaris


German Admiral. Head of the information service of Germany. In the early days of the Spanish Civil W...

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Walter Bradford Cannon


Physiologist and American psychologist, born in Praire du Chien (Wisconsin) on October 19, 1871, and...

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Willem Canter


Sage Dutch, critical and hellenist, who was born in 1542 in Utrecht and died in Leuven in 1575. He/S...

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William Carey


English orientalist, father of Félix Carey. He/She was born in the County of Northampton in 1761 an...

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Will Carling


British rugby player, whose full name is William David Charles Carling. Educated at Sedbergh (United...

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Wallace Carothers


American chemist. He/She was born in Burlington, Iowa (1896) and died in Philadelphia (1937). Son of...

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Wenceslao Carrillo Alonso Forjador


Spanish Socialist leader. Smelter workers campaigned at a young age in the General Union of workers ...

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Willie Carson


Rider British racing, born in Stirling (Scotland) on November 16, 1942, has under his victories over...

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William Casey

(ca. 1797-1857)

Writer and Professor Irish born the year 1797, or before according to J. Rubió, and died in 1857.He...

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William Caslon


Recorder and British types of printing smelter, who gained fame for the design of a font of great be...

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William Castle


American filmmaker born in New York on April 24, 1914 and died in Beverly Hills on May 31, 1977, and...

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