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Walter Washington

Walter Edward Washington, was an American politician, the first home-rule mayor of the District of Columbia. He was also the last presidentially appointed executive of Washington, D.C., and the only person to serve as Mayor-Commissioner of the city.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Walter Watson

Walter Allen Watson was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

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Walter William Skeat

Walter William Skeat, FBA English philologist, was born in London on the 21st of November 1835, and educated at King's College School, Highgate School, and Christ's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in July 1860. His son was the anthropologist Walter William Skeat. His grandsons include the noted palaeographer T. C. Skeat and the stained glass painter Francis Skeat.

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Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell was an American newspaper and radio gossip commentator.

Type: JournalistNationality: American

Walter Wriston

Walter Bigelow Wriston was a banker and former chairman and CEO of Citicorp. As chief executive of Citibank / Citicorp from 1967 to 1984, Wriston was widely regarded as the single most influential commercial banker of his time.

Type: BusinessmanNationality: American

Walther Bothe

Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe was a German nuclear physicist, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1954 with Max Born.

Type: PhysicistNationality: German

Walther Funk

Walther Funk was a prominent Nazi official. He served as Reich Minister for Economic Affairs in Nazi Germany from 1937 to 1945 and was tried as a major war criminal by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

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Walther Rathenau

Walther Rathenau was a German Jewish industrialist, politician, writer, and statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic. He was assassinated on June 24, 1922, two months after the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo, 1922.

Type: BusinessmanNationality: German

Walther von Brauchitsch

Heinrich Alfred Hermann Walther von Brauchitsch was a German field marshal and the Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres in the early years of World War II.

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Walther von der Vogelweide

Walther von der Vogelweide is the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets.

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Walton Goggins

Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. (born November 10, 1971) is an American actor. He produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in the FX series Justified.

Type: actor,film producer,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Lavonne Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She is known to many as the Queen of Rockabilly.

Type: MusicianNationality: American

Wanda Landowska

Wanda Landowska was a Polish harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord.

Type: MusicianNationality: Polish

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is an American writer, stand-up comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Type: ComedianNationality: American

Wanda Toscanini

Wanda Giorgina Toscanini Horowitz was the daughter of the conductor Arturo Toscanini and the wife of pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

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Wanderley Luxemburgo

Vanderlei Luxemburgo da Silva, better known as Vanderlei Luxemburgo, is a Brazilian football manager and former football player. He holds the distinction of being the most successful manager in the history of Brazil's Série A, with 5 league titles. He currently is unattached.

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Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin (Chinese: 王健林; pinyin: Wáng Jiànlín; born 24 October 1954) is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the conglomerate company Dalian Wanda Group, China's largest real estate development company, as well as the world's largest movie theater operator. He owns 15% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid. In 2016, Wang agreed on a deal with FIFA to launch the China Cup, in which national football teams compete in Asia each year.During the course of his career, Wang was the economic consultant of Yunnan province, as well as a construction consultant of the Guiyang government, and was named honorable citizen of Changchun city, and "outstanding contributor" to the construction of Dalian city.As of February 2018, Wang is estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $30.1 billion, making him one of the richest men in China and Asia.

Type: businessperson,politician,entrepreneurNationality: People's Republic of China

Wang Leehom

Wang Leehom (born May 17, 1976), sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is a Chinese-American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director. Formally trained at the Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his musical style is known for fusing Chinese elements (such as Beijing opera, traditional styles of ethnic minorities, Chinese classical orchestra) with hip-hop and R&B. Wang debuted in 1995 and since then has released over 25 albums, with sales of over 50 million copies. He is also a four-time winner and 19-time nominee of Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards, the "Grammys" of Chinese music. His sold-out concert at the 90,000 seat Beijing Bird's Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the iconic venue. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from both Williams College and Berklee. With over 60 million followers on social media, he is one of the most followed celebrities in China (peaked as #1 most followed person in China's social media in 2014).

Type: actor,singer,record producer,songwriterNationality: United States of America

Wang Shi

Empress Wang (1084–1108) was a Chinese Empress consort of the Song Dynasty, married to Emperor Huizong of Song.

Type: Nationality: Song dynasty