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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 (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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Simone Weil

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

James Whale

James Whale was an English movie director, theatre director, and actor. He is best remembered for his horror movies. These include Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein. He also directed the movie musical S ...

Kenny Wheeler

Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player. Most of his performances were in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and sometimes was into rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one h ...

Stuart Wheeler

John Stuart Wheeler was a British financier and political activist. He made his fortune as the founder of the spread betting firm IG Index in 1974. He was best known for his political activism, being a major donor to the Conservative Party and tr ...

Penny Whetton

Penelope Whetton was an Australian climatologist. She was an expert in regional climate change effects due to global warming and in the impacts of those changes. Her primary scientific focus was Australia. In 1989, she joined the Atmospheric Rese ...

Ian Whitcomb

Ian Timothy Whitcomb was an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He was part of the British Invasion. His hit song "You Turn Me On" reached No. 8 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965. He wrote many books on popular musi ...

Gilbert White

White was born in his grandfathers vicarage at Selborne in Hampshire. He was educated by a private tutor in Basingstoke before going to Oriel College, Oxford University. He obtained his deacons orders in 1746, being fully ordained in 1749. Then h ...

Portia White

Portia May White was a Canadian contralto. She is known for becoming the first black Canadian concert singer to gain international fame. She trained at the Halifax Conservatory of Music. She also taught young musicians such as Lorne Greene, Dinah ...

George Whitefield

George Whitefield, was a preacher in the Church of England. He was one of the leaders of the Methodist movement. Colonists loved to hear him preach of love and forgiveness as he had a different style of preaching compared to Old World priests. Th ...

Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead, OM was an English mathematician who became a philosopher. He was born in Ramsgate, Kent, and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, me ...

Percy Wickman

Percy Dwight Wickman was a Canadian politician and well-known activist for people with disabilities who was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Wickman served as an alderman on Edmonton City Council from 1977 to 1986. He made the news when he was elect ...

Jean-Claude Wicky

Jean-Claude Wicky was a Swiss photographer. He was noted for his series on Bolivian miners. He was born in Moutier, Switzerland. His photos have been exhibited at the Swiss Foundation for Photography, the Musee de lElysee in Lausanne, and the Min ...

Pete van Wieren

Pete van Wieren was a former American sportscaster. He was the voice of Major League Baseballs Atlanta Braves along with Skip Caray. Van Wieren was born in Rochester, New York. He also called games for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons preseason ...

Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal, KBE was an Austrian Holocaust survivor. He became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter. Wiesenthal was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Wiesenthal died in Vienna, Austria from natural causes, aged 96.

Kjell Arnljot Wig

Kjell Arnljot Wig was a Norwegian media personality. He was a journalist for Morgenbladet from 1948. He was later with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from 1963 to 1992. He hosted a series of television shows, including Aktuell debatt, Vin ...

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce was a British evangelical politician and philanthropist. He was a leader of the movement to end the slave trade.

John Wilcock

John Wilcock was a British journalist. He was known for his work in the underground press, as well as his travel guide books. He was born in Sheffield, England. He was one of the co-founders of the New York Village Voice. Wilcock was also a trave ...

The Wild Bunch (sound system)

The Wild Bunch were a sound system based in the St Pauls area of Bristol, England from 1983 to 1986. The group was known for playing sets that drew large crowds on the club scene and had performed shows as far away as London. They performed in so ...

The Wild Men of Borneo

The Wild Men of Borneo was a sideshow attraction. The Wild Men were midget brothers Hiram and Barney Davis. Hiram was born in England. His brother Barney was born on Long Island, New York State. The two were mentally deficient, but physically str ...

Wilhelm I of Germany

Wilhelm I of the family of the Hohenzollern, was a king of Prussia and the first German Emperor. His name was Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig von Hohenzollern. He was born March 22, 1797 and died March 9, 1888. In English his name means "William". When ...

Wilhelm II of Germany

Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Hohenzollern, Wilhelm II of Prussia and Germany, was the last German Emperor and the last King of Prussia, ruling from 1888 to 1918. He went to live in the Netherlands and abdicated as King and Emperor. He died ...

David Wilkerson

David Ray Wilkerson was an American pastor, evangelist, and author. Although not officially linked to a any denomination, Wilkerson can be considered a Pentecostal in teachings and practice. Wilkerson was a pastor in Pennsylvania. Around 1960 he ...

Maurice Wilkes

Professor Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes was a British computer scientist, called the "father of British computing".

Wanda Wilkomirska

Wanda Wilkomirska was a Polish violinist and teacher. She was born in Warsaw. She was known for both the classical works and for her interpretation of 20th Century music, having received two Polish State Awards for promoting Polish music and also ...

Samuel Willenberg

Samuel Willenberg was a Polish-born Israeli prisoner in the Treblinka extermination camp. He was part of its prisoner revolt, and a participant of the Warsaw Uprising. In the uprising, he used the name Igo. Willenberg was born in Czestochowa, Pol ...

William IV of the United Kingdom

William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William, the third son of George III of the United Kingdom and younger brother and successor to George IV was the last person ...

William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

William IV reigned as the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 17 November 1905 until his death. He succeeded his father, Adolphe. Currently, William is the last monarch of Luxembourg to die while still on the throne.

William Ruto

William Samoei arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician. He has been Deputy President of Kenya since 2013. Ruto served as the Acting President of Kenya between 5 and 8 October 2014 while President Uhuru Kenyatta was away at the Hague. He previously serve ...

Gordon M. Williams

Gordon Maclean Williams was a Scottish author. He was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He wrote for television and was the author of more than 20 novels, including From Scenes Like These, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1969, Walk Dont Walk and ...

Michael Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan

Michael Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Baglan was a British diplomat and crossbench life peer. Lord Williams was the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. He was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in August 2 ...

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