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Wilhelm Eduard Weber

Wilhelm Eduard Weber was a German physicist. He and Carl Friedrich Gauss invented the first electromagnetic telegraph.

                                               

Paul Webley

Professor Paul Webley CBE was a British educator. He was the Director and Principal of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London from 2006 to 2015. From 2010 until his death in 2016, he served as Deputy Vice-Chancello ...

                                               

John Webster

                                               

John Webster (Royal Navy officer)

Vice Admiral Sir John Morrison Webster KCB was a Royal Navy officer. He became the Flag Officer Plymouth and Port Admiral, Devonport in 1987. He left the position in 1990. He was appointed Director of Naval Warfare at the Ministry of Defence in 1 ...

                                               

John Webster (British theologian)

John Bainbridge Webster DD FRSE was a British theologian of the Anglican Communion. He was born in Mansfield, England. He wrote about systematic, historical and moral theology. He was the Chair of Divinity at St. Marys College, University of St A ...

                                               

Thomas Wedgwood III

Thomas Wedgwood was an English potter. He was a member of the Wedgwood family, who were very successful potters. He was the son of Thomas Wedgwood II and Mary Leigh. Thomas Wedgwood was married to Mary Stringer. Their children were: Thomas Wedgwo ...

                                               

Thomas Wedgwood IV

Thomas Wedgwood was an English potter. He was a member of the Wedgwood family, who were very successful potters. He was the son of Thomas Wedgwood III and Mary Stringer and brother of Josiah Wedgwood. Thomas Wedgwood was married firstly to Isabel ...

                                               

Christopher Weeramantry

Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, AM was a Sri Lankan lawyer. He was a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 2000. He was the ICJs Vice-President from 1997 to 2000. Weeramantry was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He studied at Royal ...

                                               

Max van Weezel

Max Hans van Weezel was a Dutch journalist and politician. He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was also a political writer and commentator for the Vrij Nederland. Between 1973 and 1976 he was a member of CPN and along with his wife journali ...

                                               

Armin T. Wegner

Armin T. Wegner was a soldier in World War I, a writer and a co-creator of German Expressionism, a political activist for Armenian and Jewish human rights, and a victim of Nazi persecution. He was a war reporter for several German newspapers at t ...

                                               

Wei Chueh

Wei Chueh was a Chinese bhikkhu in Taiwan. He was the founder of the Chung Tai Shan monastery and Buddhist order. Wei Chueh is often credited for reviving the traditional teachings of Chan Buddhism. Chueh was born in 1928 in Xikang. Chueh died at ...

                                               

Ewald Weibel

Ewald R. Weibel HonFRMS was a Swiss biologist. He was director of the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Bern. He was known for his works with the Weibel-Palade bodies, which are named after him and his Romanian American colleague George E ...

                                               

Karl WeierstraS

Karl Theodor Wilhelm WeierstraS was a German mathematician. Most of his work is about using logic as a thorough foundation of analysis. He mainly used power series for this. He also provided foundations for the theory of elliptic functions, diffe ...

                                               

Petr Weigl

Petr Weigl was a Czech director and playwright. He created a number of short and feature movies for the Czech and Slovak Television, as well as for German public channel ARD and ZDF, British channels BBC and Channel 4. He was twice nominated for ...

                                               

Simone Weil

Simone Weil, was a French philosopher, gnostic, Christian mystic, and activist for social justice and soteriology of Jewish descent.

                                               

Richard M. Weiner

Richard M. Weiner was a Romanian-born German professor of theoretical physics. He worked at the University of Marburg in Marburg, Germany. He was an associate of the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique at Paris-Sud 11 University. Weiner was born in ...

                                               

Susan Weinert

Susan Weinert was a German jazz guitarist and songwriter. She was known as one of the masters of jazz fusion. She played over 3000 performances. On her first album in 1992, WDR radio choose Mysterious Stories as jazz production of the year. Weine ...

                                               

Arne Weise

Arne Georg Fredrik Weise was a Swedish journalist and television personality. He was known as one of SVTs most famous broadcasters. He worked at Sveriges Radio from 1952 and started working for SVT in 1979. He was born in Malmo. On 25 September 2 ...

                                               

Nigel Weiss

Nigel Oscar Weiss FRS was a South African astronomer and mathematician. He was a leader in the field of astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics. He was Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. Between 2 ...

                                               

Alexis Weissenberg

Alexis Weissenberg was a French pianist of Jewish-Bulgarian descent. Technically brilliant, his playing was often described as cold and precise. Weissenberg was born in Sofia and in 1941 was sent to a concentration camp with his family. A guard l ...

                                               

Ezer Weizman

Ezer Weizman listen was the seventh President of Israel. He was first elected in 1993 and re-elected in 1998. Before the presidency, Weizman was commander of the Israeli Air Force and Minister of Defense.

                                               

Manfred Wekwerth

Manfred Wekwerth was a German theatre and movie director and writer. He was the director of the Berliner Ensemble theatre from 1977 to 1991. He was also an unofficial worker for East Germanys Stasi from 1965 until the reunification. Wekwerth was ...

                                               

Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington

Brigadier Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, styled Marquess of Douro between 1943 and 1972, was a senior British peer and a brigadier in the British Army. His main residence was Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire. He was educated ...

                                               

Albrecht Wellmer

Albrecht Wellmer was a German philosopher. He worked at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Wellmer was born in Bergkirchen, Germany. He was an assistant to Jurgen Habermas at the University of Frankfurt from 1966 to 1970. He has held Professorships at ...

                                               

Ida B. Wells

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, also known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American journalist, suffragist and womens rights advocate. She was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi during the American Civil War. Wells grew up to become a teacher in ...

                                               

Peter Wells (director)

Peter Northe Wells was a New Zealand writer and filmmaker and historian. He was born in Auckland. His best known work was Desperate Remedies. Wells 2003 novel Iridescence was a runner up in the fiction category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awa ...

                                               

Robert Wells (Canadian politician)

Robert Wells was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He represented St. Johns South from 1972 to 1975 and Kilbride from 1975 to 1979 in the Newfoundland House of Assembly. He sat on the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1986 to 2008. ...

                                               

Geoffrey Wellum

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Harris Augustus Wellum DFC was a British Battle of Britain fighter pilot and author. Wellum suffered severe sinusitis and battle fatigue after three years intensive frontline flying. He returned from Malta to Britain, bec ...

                                               

Papa Wemba

Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, or commonly known as Papa Wemba was a Congolese rumba singer and musician. He was one of Africas most popular musicians, and known in world music. He was born in Lubefu, Sankuru District, Belgian Congo. He work ...

                                               

Wen Fubo

Wen Fubo was a Chinese engineer. He was known for his works in hydraulics. Wen was born in Taojiang, China. In 1994, he was elected a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He was deputy director of the Yangtze River Water Conservancy Comm ...

                                               

Markus Werner

Markus Werner was a Swiss writer. He was known as the author of the novels Zundels Abgang and Am Hang. He was born in Eschlikon, Thurgau. From 1975 to 1985, he worked as a teacher, and from 1985 to 1990 as an assistant professor at the Kantonssch ...

                                               

Pierre Werner

Pierre Werner was a Luxembourgian politician in the Christian Social Peoples Party who was the 18th Prime Minister from 1959 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1984.

                                               

Arnold Wesker

Sir Arnold Wesker FRSL was a British dramatist. He was known for his works in drama. He was the author of 50 plays, four volumes of short stories, two volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a childrens book, extensive journalism, poetry and oth ...

                                               

Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley was an English organist and composer Samuel Wesley was the son of Methodist hymn-writer Charles Wesley, the grandson of the poet Samuel Wesley and the nephew of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church. His illegitimate son ...

                                               

Jozef Wesolowski

Jozef Wesolowski was a Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was forcibly laicized by the Holy See in 2014. He was the Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic from January 2008 until he was recalled in August 2013. Authorities in the ...

                                               

Henk Wesseling

Henk Wesseling was a Dutch historian. He was a professor emeritus of contemporary history at Leiden University. He was the rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study between 1995 and 2002. He was born in The Hague. In 1988 he became m ...

                                               

Albert West

Albertus Petrus Enricus Gerardus Westelaken, better known by his stage name Albert West, was a Dutch pop singer and record producer. He was the lead singer of The Shuffles from 1963 to 1973. He was born in s-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant.

                                               

Fred West

Frederick Walter Stephen Fred West was an English serial killer. West was born in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. His convictions included sexual assault and theft. Between 1967 and 1987, West – alone and later with his second wife, serial killer Ros ...

                                               

Kit West

Kit West was a British special effects artist. He was known for his work in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. In his career, West has been nominated three times but won an Academy Awards for his work in special affects. He was born ...

                                               

Genevieve Westcott

Genevieve Patricia Westcott was a Canadian-born New Zealand journalist and television presenter. She was born in Stratford, Ontario. Westcott moved to New Zealand in 1984 and began working on TVNZs Eyewitness News programme. In 1987, she hired fo ...

                                               

Wolfhart Westendorf

Wolfhart Westendorf was a Polish-born German Egyptologist. Westendorf was born in Swiebodzin, Poland. He was a co-author of the Grundriss der Medizin der alten Agypter, the most well published study of the subject of ancient Egyptian medicine don ...

                                               

Co Westerik

Jacobus "Co" Westerik was a Dutch visual artist and photographer. He was born in The Hague. From 1954 to 1958, Westerik was lecturer at the International School and the German International School, and from 1955 to 1958 also at the Vrije Academie ...

                                               

Guido Westerwelle

Guido Westerwelle was a German politician. He was Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. Westerwelle was born in Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an attorney before he became a politician. From 1994 to 2001 he was sec ...

                                               

Lars Westman (writer)

Lars Gustaf Westman was a Swedish writer and journalist. Westman was the grandson of architect Carl Westman and the artist Elin Westman. He was a journalist at Stockholms-Tidningen and the magazine We. In 2012, he published the book Till Saltsjob ...

                                               

Jenny von Westphalen

Freiin Johanna Bertha Julie Jenny von Westphalen or better known as Jenny von Westphalen or also Jenny Marx was the wife of philosopher Karl Marx, and daughter of Baron Ludwig von Westphalen, a professor at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat in Berlin.

                                               

Koro Wētere

Koro Tainui Wētere was a New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1969 to 1996, representing the Labour Party. He served as Minister of Māori Affairs from 1984 to 1990. He was a member of the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe. Wētere died in Te Kuiti on 23 ...

                                               

Sybil Wettasinghe

Kala Keerthi Sybil Wettasinghe was a Sri Lankan childrens book writer and an illustrator. Wettasinghe wrote more than 200 childrens books which have been translated into several languages. Two of her best known works are "Child In Me" and "Eterna ...

                                               

John Wetton

John Kenneth Wetton was a British singer-songwriter and bass guitarist. He was born in Willington, Derbyshire. He rose to fame with bands Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Uriah Heep, and Wishbone Ash. He was known for p ...

                                               

Rogier van der Weyden

Rogier van der Weyden or Roger de la Pasture was an early Flemish painter. His surviving works are mainly religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits. He was very successful and internationally famous in his lif ...

                                               

Hermann Weyl

Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher. He worked at the University of Gottingen and at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was known for his works focusing on wormholes and general relativity.

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