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Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.

Type: Explorer, writer, poet, soldier, courtierNationality: English

Walter Rauschenbusch

Walter Rauschenbusch was a Christian theologian and Baptist pastor. He was a key figure in the Social Gospel movement which flourished in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also the maternal grandfather of the influential philosopher Richard Rorty.

Type: WriterNationality: American

Walter Reed

Major Walter Reed, M.D., was a U.S. Army physician who in 1900 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. This insight gave impetus to the new fields of epidemiology and biomedicine, and most immediately allowed the resumption and completion of work on the Panama Canal by the United States.

Type: SoldierNationality: American

Walter Reisch

Walter Reisch was an Austrian-born director and screenwriter. He also wrote lyrics to several songs featured in his films, one popular title is Flieger, grüß mir die Sonne.

Type: Scientist, writer, screenwriter, lyricistNationality: American

Walter Reuther

Walter Philip Reuther was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party in the mid 20th century. He was a socialist in the early 1930s becoming a leading liberal and supporter of the New Deal coalition.

Type: LeaderNationality: American

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for mapping the areas of the brain involved in the control of internal organs. He shared the prize with Egas Moniz.

Type: ScientistNationality: Swiss

Walter Russell

Walter Bowman Russell was an American polymath known for his achievements as a painter, sculptor, author and builder and less well known as a natural philosopher and for his unified theory in physics and cosmogony. He posited that the universe was founded on a unifying principle of rhythmic balanced interchange.

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Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead is James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine, and is recognized as one of the country's leading students of American foreign policy. Until 2010, Mead was the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Type: EducatorNationality: American

Walter S. Robertson

Walter S. Robertson was United States Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs from April 8, 1953 until June 30, 1959.

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Walter Salles

Walter Moreira Salles, Jr. is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence.

Type: DirectorNationality: Brazilian

Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equalled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament.

Type: PoetNationality: English

Walter Schellenberg

Walther Friedrich Schellenberg was a German SS-Brigadeführer who rose through the ranks of the SS to become the head of foreign intelligence following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944.

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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.

Type: Novelist, poet, lawyerNationality: Scottish

Walter Sisulu

Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress.

Type: ActivistNationality: South African

Walter Smith

Walter Smith is a Scottish football former manager. His most recent job was at Scottish Premier League club Rangers.

Type: AthleteNationality: Scottish

Walter Ulbricht

Walter Ulbricht was a German communist politician. He played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany and later in the early development and establishment of East Germany. He was first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party, and as such the de facto leader of East Germany, from 1950 to 1971.

Type: PoliticianNationality: German

Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Walter Van Tilburg Clark was an American novelist, short story writer, and educator. He ranks as one of Nevada's most distinguished literary figures of the 20th century and is known primarily for his novels, his one volume of stories, as well as his uncollected short stories.

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Walter Veith

Walter Julius Veith is an author and speaker known for his work in nutrition, creationism and other Christian topics.

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Walter Wager

Walter Herman Wager was an American novelist.

Type: Novelist, writerNationality: American

Walter Warlimont

Walter Warlimont was a German officer known for his role as a deputy chief in the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Germany's Supreme Armed Forces Command during World War II.

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