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William Stukeley

William Stukeley FRS, FRCP, FSA was an English antiquarian who pioneered the archaeological investigation of the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, work for which he has been remembered as probably... the most important of the early forerunners of the discipline of archaeology. Stukeley was also one of the first biographers of Isaac Newton, of whom he was a friend.

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William Sturgeon

William Sturgeon was an English physicist and inventor who made the first electromagnets, and invented the first practical English electric motor.

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William Styron

William Clark Styron, Jr. was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work.

Type: Novelist, essayistNationality: American

William T. Davis

William Thompson Davis was an American naturalist, entomologist, and historian especially associated with Staten Island in New York City. He was prominent in the borough's affairs throughout his life.

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William T. Piper

William Thomas Piper Sr. was an American airplane manufacturer, and founder, eponym, and 1st president of Piper Aircraft Corporation 1929-1970. He graduated from Harvard University in 1903, and became known as the Henry Ford of Aviation. The William T. Piper Memorial Airport in Lock Haven is named in his honor.

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William T. Vollmann

William Tanner Vollmann (born July 28, 1959) is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. He won the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Europe Central.

Type: writer,war correspondent,journalist,novelist,essayist,short story writerNationality: United States of America

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the scorched earth policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.

Type: SoldierNationality: American

William Temple

Sir William Temple was a statesman and essayist, who successfully negotiated the marriage of William, Prince of Orange and Princess Mary of England.

Type: Nationality: American

William the Silent

William I, Prince of Orange, also widely known as William the Silent, or simply William of Orange, was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg.

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William Thomas Beckford

William Thomas Beckford, usually known as William Beckford, was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed to be the richest commoner in England. He was Member of Parliament for Wells from 1784 to 1790, for Hindon from 1790 to 1795 and 1806 to 1820.

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William Thomas Green Morton

William Thomas Green Morton was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his questionable claim to have been the discoverer of anesthesia became an obsession for the rest of his life.

Type: InventorNationality: American

William Thomas Stead

William Thomas Stead was an English journalist and editor who, as one of the early pioneers of investigative journalism, was one of the most famous figures of the Victorian era.

Type: JournalistNationality: English

William Thomson

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, often referred to simply as Lord Kelvin, was a Scottish physicist.

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William Throsby Bridges

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges KCB, CMG served with Australian forces during World War I, and was the first Australian to reach general officer rank. He died at Gallipoli on 18 May 1915, becoming the first Australian general to be killed during the war.

Type: SoldierNationality: Australian