Biographies that begin by the letter: W Approximately 537 results

William Carr vizconde de Beresford

(1768-1854)

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

(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/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

(1879-1963)

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

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Wolf Biermann

(1936-VVVV)

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

(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/She was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington (Massachus...

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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/She attended theatre classes, but...

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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/She began his career singing in the choir of the Cathedral of San ...

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William Boyd

(1952-VVVV)

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

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

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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/She was a pioneer of the missile; known also as the father of the A...

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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/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

(1955-VVVV)

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

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

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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/She studied a ...

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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/she published the Treaty De Variis Ec...

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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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Willard o S. S. van Dine Buntington

(1888-1939)

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

(1899-1982)

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

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William Burroughs

(1914-1997)

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

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Wilhelm Busch

(1832-1908)

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

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William Byrd II

(1674-1744)

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

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William Byrd

(ca.1542-1623)

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

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William Camden

(1551-1623)

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

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William Wallace Campbell

(1862-1938)

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

(1887-1945)

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

(1871-1945)

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

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Willem Canter

(1542-1575)

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

(1761-1834)

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

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Will Carling

(1965-VVVV)

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

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Wallace Carothers

(1896-1937)

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

(1889-1963)

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

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Willie Carson

(1942-VVVV)

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

(1692-1766)

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

(1914-1977)

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

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Willa Sibert Cather

(1876-1947)

American writer, born near Winchester, Virginia, in 1876 and died in New York in 1947. At age 10 he/...

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William. Duque de Newcastle Cavendish

(1592-1676)

Duke of Newcastle. General and English man of letters, born in 1592 and died in 1676. He/She took pa...

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William Caxton

(ca. 1422-1491)

Typographer, printer, editor and translator English, probably born in Tenterden (in the County of Ke...

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William. Barón de Burghley Cecil

(1520-1598)

English politician born on 13 September 1520 in Burghley (current Bourne), in Lincolnshire, and died...

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William Cepeda

(1965-VVVV)

Composer, producer and musician Puerto Rican instrumentalist, born on March 27, 1965, in Loiza tromb...

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William Chamberlain

(s. XVI)

William ChamberlainFrench obstetrician, born in the 16th century, of which only biographical data a...

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Wilton N. Chamberlain

(1936-1999)

Men's basketball player of the American professional League, born in Philadelphia in 1936, and died ...

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William Chambers

(1723-1796)

English architect; born in Stockholm, in 1726, and died in London, in 1796. He/She was the son of a ...

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William Chapman

(1850-1917)

Poet and French language Canadian journalist, born in Saint-François-de-la-Beauce, Quebec, in 1850 ...

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William Chappell

(1908-1994)

Dancer, production designer, designer and producer of British theatre, born in Wolverhampton on 27 S...

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William Merritt Chase

(1849-1916)

American painter born in Williamsburg (Indiana) on November 1, 1849 and died in New York on October ...

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Waldo Chávez Velasco

(1933-VVVV)

Poet, Narrator, playwright, journalist and Salvadoran diplomat, born in San Salvador on September 14...

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William Cheselden

(1688-1752)

English Surgeon, born October 19, 1688 in Somerby (Leicestershire) and died April 10, 1752 in Bath, ...

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Willam Christensen

(1902-2001)

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and artistic director American, born in Brigham City (Utah) on August...

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Warren Christopher

(1926-2011)

Diplomat, politician and an American lawyer, born in Scranton, North Dakota on October 27, 1925 and ...

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Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

(1874-1965)

Winston Churchill.Political, military and English writer, born in Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, on ...

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Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz

(1950-VVVV)

Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland from 1996 to 1997, born in Warsaw in 1950. Law degree fr...

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Willy Claes

(1938-VVVV)

Belgian politician, Secretary General of the Council of the North Atlantic (1994-1995), born on Nove...

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Willem Claesz Heda

(1593-1682)

Of still life Dutch painter, born about 1593 in Haarlem and died in the same city in 1682. He/She ma...

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Wilbur Dorsey 'Buck' Clayton

(1911-1991)

American jazz trumpeter born on November 12, 1911 in Parsons, Kansas State, and died on 8 December 1...

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