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Richard Williams (animator)

Richard Edmund Williams was a Canadian–British animator, voice actor, director, and writer. He was best known for being the animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his unfinished movie The Thief and the Cobbler. He also created the ...

                                               

William Willis

Willis was born in Ireland in 1837. He was awarded his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh in 1859. He was the younger brother of Dr. George Willis of Monmouth in Wales.

                                               

Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington

Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, KG, KB, PC was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Great Britain. Compton served in government from 1715, and as the head of government from 1742 until his death in 1743. Compton worked closely ...

                                               

Archibald Wilson

Archibald Oliver Garfield Archie Wilson ICD OBE DFC was a Rhodesian fighter pilot and politician. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He later became a senior commander and then air marshal in the Rhodesian Air Force in the 1960 ...

                                               

Frank Wilson

Frank Wilson was the 9th Premier of Western Australia from 16 September 1910 until 7 October 1911 and then again from 27 July 1916 until 28 June 1917. He was a member of the various conservative political parties which were formed in Western Aust ...

                                               

Kenneth G. Wilson

Kenneth Geddes Wilson was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he was a Putnam Fellow. He earned his PhD from Caltech in 1961, studying under Murray Gell-Mann. He became a junior faculty member ...

                                               

Michael Wilson (politician)

Michael Holcombe Wilson, was a Canadian businessman, politician and diplomat. He was the Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada Inc. from May 2010 until his death in February of 2019. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Progressive ...

                                               

Paulette Wilson

Paulette Wilson was a British immigrant rights activist. She fought her own deportation to Jamaica and brought media attention to the human rights violations of the Windrush scandal. Under the terms of the British Nationality Act 1948, Wilson had ...

                                               

Rudolph G. Wilson

Rudolph G. Wilson was an American professor, writer, storyteller and public speaker. He was known by his students as Papa Rudy ". He was the first African American member of the Edwardsville School Board. He later became the first elected black p ...

                                               

Winifred Mitchinson

Winifred Mitchinson is a New Zealand born Model/Actress. She is best known for winning Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1988 for Australian Playboy Magazine. She modelled for Australian Playboy Magazine under the name of Desiree Brown. She married ...

                                               

Eliyahu Winograd

Eliyahu Winograd was an Israeli judge. He was born in Tel Aviv. Winograd served as an acting Supreme Court judge in 1996 and was the former president of the Tel Aviv District Court. Between September 11, 2006 and April 30, 2007, he chaired the Wi ...

                                               

Dale Winton

Dale Jonathan Winton was an English television personality and DJ. He began his DJ career in 1982 by DJing on weekends. He was born in London. This led him to United Biscuits Industrial Radio where he did many kinds of jobs before getting his own ...

                                               

Nan Winton

Nancy Wigginton, better known as Nan Winton, was a British broadcaster. She is best known for being the first female newsreader on BBC television. After her first news broadcaster on 20 June 1960, she worked for ITV. She was also a regular panell ...

                                               

Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas George Winton MBE was a British humanitarian. He is best known for his role in the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia before World War II. This event became known as the Czech Kindertransport. He ...

                                               

Frank Wise

Frank Joseph Scott Wise was the 16th Premier of Western Australia from 31 July 1945 to 1 April 1947. He was from the Labor Party. Wise was born in Queensland and after finishing high school he became a tropical fruit farmer. He joined the Queensl ...

                                               

Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Rus, known as Yaroslav the Wise was Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev. He brought together the two principalities for a time under his rule. A son of the Varangian Viking Grand Prince Vladimir the Great, he was vice-re ...

                                               

Robert S. Wistrich

Robert Solomon Wistrich was a British-Israeli academic and author. He was a leading scholar of antisemitism in Europe. He was also the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wrote and edited a ...

                                               

Willem Witteveen

Willem Johannes Witteveen was a Dutch legal scholar, politician and political writer. He was a member of the Senate for the Labour Party from 1999 to 2007 and from 2013 until his death. Witteveen was born in Rotterdam, South Holland. His father w ...

                                               

Curt Wittlin

Curt Wittlin was a Swiss philologist. He was an expert of medieval Catalan language and literature. In 1997 he became a member of the Institute of Catalan Studies and from 1990 to 1993 he was president of the North American Catalan Society. Wittl ...

                                               

Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski

Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski was a Polish professor of sociology. He was the founder and first head of the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Political Studies, Rector of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Human Science ...

                                               

Terry Wogan

Sir Michael Terence Wogan, better known as Terry Wogan, was a veteran Irish-British radio and television broadcaster, who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom for most of his career. Before he retired from the ...

                                               

Girma Wolde-Giorgis

Girma Wolde-Giorgis was born in December 28, 1924, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He went to school at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church school and he later joined the Teferi Mekonnen School in Addis Ababa until the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. He was el ...

                                               

Ror Wolf

Ror Wolf was a German writer, poet, and artist. He also published under the pseudonym Raoul Tranchirer. He wrote audio plays, novels, and poems and made collages. Wolf was born in Saalfeld, Thuringia. Wolf became contributing editor of literature ...

                                               

Heinz Wolff

Heinz Siegfried Wolff was a German-born British scientist, and television and radio presenter. He was best known for the BBC television series The Great Egg Race. He was born in Berlin, Germany. Because they were of Jewish descent, he and his fam ...

                                               

William Wolff

William Wolff was a German-British journalist and rabbi. He was born in Berlin. He worked as a department head at the Daily Mirror. Wolff was responsible for domestic policy, but then switched to foreign policy with the special topic of Britains ...

                                               

Walter Wolfgang

Walter Jakob Wolfgang was a German-born British socialist and peace activist. He was vice president and vice chair of Labour of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament until his death. He was a supporter of the Stop the War Coalition. In August 2006 ...

                                               

Lewis Wolpert

Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS FRSL FMedSci was a South African-born British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster. Wolpert was known for his work on the intracellular positional information that guides cellular development. Wolpert died at a h ...

                                               

Lodewijk Woltjer

Lodewijk Woltjer was an Austrian astronomer and editor. He was born in Noordwijk, Netherlands. From 1964 to 1974 he was Rutherford Professor of Astronomy and Chair of the Astronomy Department at Columbia University in New York. From 1975 to 1987, ...

                                               

Won Gyun

Won gyun was born in Pyungtaek, in Gyeonggi, Josun dynastyAncient name of Korea on January 6, 1540. He became a warrior at the late age of 29. When he arrived Kyungsang-do province as the navy commander of western part of Jeolla-do province in 15 ...

                                               

Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong was a Chinese-born American artist. He was a painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker. Wong has worked for Disney and Warner Brothers. Wongs most famous work was for the Disney animated classic, Bambi.

                                               

Narong Wongwan

Narong Wongwan was a Thai politician and tobacco businessman. He was a long-term member of parliament representing Phrae. He was the leader of the United Thai Party and the Justice Unity Party. He was publicly known as the "godfather" jao pho of ...

                                               

Ed Wood

Edward Davis "Ed" Wood, Jr. was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor who is known for his works in low-budget horror or fantasy movies and is also known for his works with Bela Lugosi. Wood is considered one of ...

                                               

Rex Wood

Rex Wood was a South Australian artist. He lived in Portugal for many years. He was born in Laura, South Australia. Rex Wood studied painting at the South Australian School of Art under Mary Packer Harris 1891–1978. He became an art critic for Th ...

                                               

Owen Woodhouse

Lieutenant Commander Sir Arthur Owen Woodhouse ONZ KBE DSC, better known as Owen Woodhouse, was a New Zealand lawyer, jurist and chair of government commissions. He was a member of the Supreme Court. He later served as President of the Court of A ...

                                               

Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Wydeville was the wife of King Edward IV of England. She was the mother of King Edward V of England. She was also the mother of Elizabeth of York, the queen consort of King Henry VII of England. Elizabeth was born some time around the y ...

                                               

Henry Worsley

Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Edward Henry Worsley MBE was a British explorer and British Army officer. He was part of the successful 2009 expedition that followed Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scotts footsteps in the Antarctic. He was born i ...

                                               

Shmuel Wosner

Shmuel HaLevi Wosner was an Austrian-born Israeli rabbi and posek. He lived in Bnei Brak, Israel. He was known as the Shevet HaLevi after his major work. He turned 100 in 2013. He was born in Vienna. Wosner died in Bnei Brak, Israel at the age of ...

                                               

Neville Wran

Neville Kenneth Wran AC CNZM QC was an Australian politician and lawyer. He served as the Premier of New South Wales from 1976 until 1986. He was National President of the Australian Labor Party from 1980 to 1986. He also served as chairman of bo ...

                                               

Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren was a 17th century English architect, designer, astronomer and geometer. He designed 51 churches in London after the Great Fire of London, including St. Pauls Cathedral. Wren was born on 20 October 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltsh ...

                                               

Keith Wright (Australian politician)

Keith Webb Wright was an Australian politician, educator, and convicted child rapist. He was first a Labor politician before becoming independent. He served as the Leader of the Opposition of Queensland from 20 October 1982 until 29 August 1984. ...

                                               

Franz M. Wuketits

Franz Manfred Wuketits was an Austrian biologist, university teacher and epistemologist. He has written on epistemology, the history and theory of biology, evolution theory, evolutionary ethics, evolutionary epistemology and sociobiology. From 19 ...

                                               

Fritz Wunderlich

Fritz Wunderlich was a German tenor. He was one of the great singers of his time, famous both as an opera singer and as a recitalist singing Lieder. Wunderlich came from a musical family. His mother was a violinist and his father was a choir-mast ...

                                               

Charles Wuorinen

Charles Peter Wuorinen was an American composer and educator. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1970. His works were contemporary music based in New York City. He was born in Manhattan. He wrote more than 270 compositions including works for ...

                                               

Khalid Shameem Wynne

Khalid Shameem Wynne was a Pakistani four star general. Wynne served as the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee before retiring on 7 October 2013. Before to his promotion, the official statement said that "General Wynne was appoi ...

                                               

Constantin Xenakis

Constantin Xenakis was an Egyptian-born Greek-French painter and sculptor. His work were written script, in particular the Hebrew alphabet, symbols and codes of everyday life such as traffic signs, chemical symbols, Egyptian hieroglyphics and let ...

                                               

Gjergj Xhuvani

Gjergj Xhuvani was an Albanian movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He was born in Tirana, Albania. His 2001 movie Slogans was Albanias submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not ...

                                               

Xi Zhongxun

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xi 习. Xi Zhongxun was a Chinese communist revolutionary and a political leader. He is thought to be among the first generation of Chinese leadership. He helped the founding of Communist guerrilla bases ...

                                               

Xin Zhui

Xin Zhui also known as Lady Dai or the Diva Mummy is a 2.100-year-old mummy from the Western Han Dynasty. To date she is the best preserved ancient human ever found. She was the wife of Li Cang, the marquis of Dai. She had gained fame more than 2 ...

                                               

Ramon Xirau

Ramon Xirau Subias was a Spanish-born Mexican poet, philosopher and literary critic. He was born in Barcelona, Spain.

                                               

Xu Caihou

Xu Caihou was a former member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission and General of Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. On 19 September 2004, Xu succeeded Hu Jintao as Vice Chairman of the ...

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