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Robert Wace (Eustace), Isle of Jersy Anglo-Norman poet (about 1124 - 1174)
Charleszetta Waddles, American nun and writer (1912 - )
Joseph Augustine Wade, English musical composer (1796? - 1845)
Charles Wagner, Alsacian (French) writer (1851 - 1918)
Jane Wagner, American humorist, writer and director (1935 - )
Richard Wagner, German opera composer (1813 - 1883)
Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker
Diane Wakoski, American poet
Jan Walaeus, Dutch anatomist (1604 - 1649)
Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and playwright (1930 - )
Lech Walesa, Polish labor activist and politician (1943 - )
Alice Walker, American author (1944 - )
Clement Walker, English Presbyterian leader, political writer and historian (c. 1599 - 1651)
Katherine Kent Child Walker (Mrs. Edward Ashley Walker), American essayist and writer of religious books (1833 - after 1869)
Margaret Walker, American writer and educator (1915 - )
Mildred Walker, American novelist (1905 - 1998)
Mort Walker, American cartoonist (creator of "Beetle Bailey") (1923 - )
William Walker, English schoolmaster and writer on grammar and rhetoric (1623 - 1684)
Edgar Wallace, English poet and war correspondent (1875 - 1932)
Horace Binney Wallace, American lawyer and writer (1817 - 1852)
Rev. John Aikman Wallace, Scottish clergyman (1802 - 1870)
Lewis (Lew) Wallace, American lawyer, general and novelist (1827 - 1905)
William Ross Wallace, American poet (1819 - 1881)
Karl Wallenda, acrobat and aerialist (1905 - 1978)
Edmund Waller, English poet (1605 - 1687)
John Francis Waller, Irish poet and litterateur (1810 - 1894)
Robert James Waller, American writer (1939 - )
Horace Walpole, English author (1717 - 1797)
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, English novelist, critic and dramatist (1884 - 1941)
Sir Robert Walpole, British statesman (1676 - 1745)
Thomas Walsingham, English Benedictine monk and historian (about 1440)
Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist (1931 - )
Izaak Walton, English author (1593 - 1683)
Sam Walton, American business executive (1918 - 1992)
Joseph Wambaugh, American novelist (1937 - )
John Wanamaker, American businessman (1838 - 1922)
Karl Fred W. Wander, German educationist and proverb collector (1833 - 1879)
An Wang, Chinese-American electronics engineer and executive (1920 - 1990)
Bishop William Warburton, English prelate, theologian and critic (1698 - 1779)
Artemus Ward (pseudonymn of Charles Farrar Browne), American humorist (1834 - 1867)
Barbara Ward, English economist, journalist and educator (1914 - 1981)
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, American novelist
Mrs. Humphry Ward (pseudonym of Mary Augusta Ward) (nee Arnold), English novelist (1851 - 1920)
Mary Augusta Ward, (see Mrs. Humphry Ward)
Nathaniel Ward, English Puritan preacher and author in Massachusetts (about 1578 - 1652)
Thomas Ward, English poet (1652 - 1708)
William Arthur Ward, American college administrator (1921 - 1994)
Eugene Fitch Ware ("Ironquill"), American soldier, lawyer, statesman, poet and litterateur (1841 - 1911)
Andy Warhol, American artist and author (1928 - 1987)
Anna Letitia Waring, Welsh hymn writer (1823 - 1910)
Anna B. Warner ("Amy Lothrop"), American poet ( - 1915)
Charles Dudley Warner, American newspaperman, author, editor and publisher (1829 - 1900)
Harry Morris Warner, American (Polish-born) movie producer and founder of Warner Brothers (1881 - 1958)
Susan Warner, American novelist (1819 - 1885)
William Warner, English poet (c. 1558 - 1609)
Earl Warren, American supreme court justice (1891 - 1974)
Fitz-Henry Warren, American major-general (1816 - 1878)
Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, critic and teacher (1905 - 1989)
Thomas Warton, English poet and critic (1728 - 1790)
Elihu Benjamin Washburn, American U.S. minister to France (1816 - 1887)
H.S. Washburn, American poet
Booker T. Washington, American educator and social reformer (1856 - 1915)
Denzel Washington, American actor (1954 - )
George Washington, American 1st president of U.S. (1732 - 1799)
Martha Washington, American first lady (1731 - 1802)
Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (1950 - )
Charles Law Watkins, American writer and poet (1886 - 1945)
Rowland Watkyns (Watkins), English poet and writer (c. 1610 - 1664)
James D. Watson, American biochemist (1928 - )
Joseph Warren Watson, American poet (1848 - 1872)
Thomas Watson (1), English poet (1557 - 1592)
Thomas John Watson, American computer industrialist and chairman of IBM (1874 - 1956)
Tom Watson, American golfer (1949 - )
Walter Watson, Scottish poet and weaver (1780 - 1854)
William Watson (1), English Roman Catholic conspirator (c. 1559 - 1603)
Sir William Watson (2), English poet (1858 - 1935)
Bill Watterson, American cartoonist (creator of "Calvin and Hobbes") (1958 - )
Willard A. Wattles, American educator and poet (1888 - 1950)
Alan W. Watts, American philosopher (1915 - 1973)
Alaric Alexander Watts, English litterateur (1799 - 1864)
Isaac Watts, English minister (1674 - 1748)
Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton, English man of letters (1832 - 1914)
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh, English novelist (1903 - 1966)
Francis D.D. Wayland, American clergyman, educator and author (1796 - 1865)
John Wayne, American actor and director (1907 - 1979)
Frederic Edward Weatherley, English barrister and song and verse writer (1848 - 1929)
Beatrice Potter Webb, American social economist (1858 - 1943)
Charles Henry Webb, American author (1834 - 1905)
Mary Webb, English novelist (1881 - 1927)
Byron Webber, no biographical data available
Lenora Mattingly Weber, American author (1895 - 1971)
Daniel Webster, American statesman, orator and lawyer (1782 - 1852)
John Webster, English playwright (c. 1580 - 1625)
Noah Webster, American lexicographer (1758 - 1843)
Simone Weil, French philosopher (1909 - 1943)
Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (1880 - 1903)
Christian Felix Weisse, German miscellaneous writer (1726 - 1804)
Naomi Weisstein, American psychology professor and activist
Amelia B. Welby, American poet (1821 - 1852)
Thomas Earle Welby, British writer (1881 - 1933)
Raquel Welch, American actress and model (1940 - )
Sir Anthony Weldon, English court official, parliamentarian and historian ( - 1649?)
Fay Weldon, English novelist (1931 - )
Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer and writer (1915 - 1985)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, British military and political leader (1769 - 1852)
Dr. Henry Wellesley, English (1791 - 1866)
Carolyn Wells, American author (1869 - 1942)
H.G. Wells, English writer (1866 - 1946)
Eudora Welty, American author (1909 - 2001)
Franz Werfel, German author (1890 - 1945)
Charles Wesley, English clergyman, poet and hymn writer (1707 - 1788)
John Wesley, English preacher (1703 - 1791)
Mary Wesley, English writer (1912 - 2002)
Samuel Wesley, English poet and divine (1664 - 1735)
Benjamin West, American painter (1738 - 1820)
Gilbert West, English miscellaneous writer (1703 - 1756)
Jessamyn West, American author (1902 - 1984)
Mae West, American actress (1892 - 1980)
Rebecca West, Irish author and journalist (1892 - 1983)
Richard West, English poet (1716 - 1742)
Richard Bethell Westbury (Lord Westbury), English Lord Chancellor (1800 - 1873)
Edward Westcott, American novelist and banker (1846 - 1898)
Ruth Westheimer, American (German-born) psychiatrist, author and lecturer (1928 - )
Charles M. Westmacott, English author (1788 - 1868)
Edith Newbold Wharton (nee Jones), American novelist (1862 - 1937)
Archbishop Richard Whately, English prelate and theologian (1787 - 1863)
Sir William Cecil Dampier Whetham, British scientific writer (1867 - 1952)
George Whetstone, English writer, poet and dramatist (1544? - 1587?)
William Whewell, English philosopher (1794 - 1866)
Edwin Percy Whipple, American essayist (1819 - 1886)
James McNeill Whistler, American artist and author (1834 - 1903)
Byron R. White, American jurist (1917 - )
E.B. White, American humorist, essayist and novelist (1899 - 1985)
Henry Kirke White, English poet (1785 - 1806)
Joseph Blanco White, English writer and Spanish editor (1775 - 1841)
Patrick White, Australian novelist (1912 - 1990)
Stewart Edward White, American novelist (1873 - 1946)
William Allen White, American editor, journalist, story writer and publicist (1868 - 1944)
Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (1861 - 1947)
Paul Whitehead, English satiric poet (1710 - 1774)
William Whitehead, English dramatist and poet laureate (1715 - 1785)
Katharine Whitehorn, English writer and essayist (1928 - )
Bulstrode Whitelocke, English statesman (1605 - 1675)
Sarah Helen Power Whitman, American poet and critic (1803 - 1878)
Walt Whitman, American poet (1819 - 1892)
Mrs. C.T. Whitnall, English writer (early 20th century)
John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, reformer and author (1807 - 1892)
George John Whyte-Melville, English novelist and poet (1821 - 1878)
Marcia Wieder, American writer and motivational speaker
Christoph Martin Wieland, German poet (1733 - 1813)
Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (1894 - 1964)
Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American novelist (1928 - )
Kate Douglas Wiggin (nee Smith), American writer and educator (1856 - 1923)
Eugene Wigner, American (Hungarian-born) physicist (1902 - 1995)
Thomas Wilbraham, English physician (living 1756)
John Wilbye, English poet and composer of madrigals (1564 - 1738)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American writer, poet and journalist (1850 - 1919)
Oscar Wilde, Anglo-Irish dramatist and poet (1854 - 1900)
Robert Wilde,D.D., English poet (1609 - 1679)
Billy Wilder, Austrian-American film scenarist, director and producer (1906 - )
Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (1867 - 1957)
Thornton Niven Wilder, American playwright and novelist (1897 - 1975)
Dr. Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop (1805 - 1873)
Kaiser Wilhelm II, German third emperor (1859 - 1941)
Samuel Wilkerson, American (19th century)
John Wilkes, poet and Lord Mayor of London (1727 - 1797)
Roy Wilkins, American social reformer and civil rights leader (1901 - 1981)
Bud Wilkinson, American football coach (1916 - )
George Will, American journalist and TV personality (1941 - )
Emma Hart Willard, American educator (1787 - 1870)
King William I, Prussian King of Prussia and first German emperor (1797 - 1888)
William II, Germen emperor from 1888 until abdication in 1918 (1859 - 1941)
William III (William of Orange), Dutch Prince of Orange and King of England (1650 - 1702)
William of Occam, English Franciscan friar and philosopher (c. 1285 - 1349)
Hank Williams, Sr., American singer and song writer (1923 - 1953)
Harry Williams, American vaudeville celebrity and song writer ( - 1922)
Isaac Williams, British theologian (1802 - 1865)
James Williams, poet
Robin Williams, American comedian and actor (1952 - )
Sarah Williams ("Saidie"), English poet (1841 - 1868)
Ted Williams, American baseball player (1918 - )
Tennessee Williams, American dramatist and author (1911 - 1983)
William Carlos Williams, American poet (1883 - 1963)
Marianne Williamson, American lecturer and author (1952 - )
Dr. Paul Williamson, American father of Kent State victim
Nathaniel Parker Willis, American poet and journalist (1806 - 1867)
Wendell L. Willkie, American lawyer, businessman and politician (1892 - 1944)
Byron Forceythe Willson, American poet (1837 - 1867)
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, English courtier, wit and writer of songs, satires, etc. (1647 - 1680)
Alexander Wilson, American (Scottish-born) ornithologist (1766 - 1813)
Angus Wilson, English novelist (1913 - 1991)
August Wilson, American dramatist (1945 - )
Earl Wilson, American newspaper columnist (1907 - 1987)
Edmund Wilson, American critic and essayist (1895 - 1972)
Flip Wilson, American comedian and actor (1933 - 1988)
Harold Wilson, English labor statesman and prime minister (1916 - 1995)
John Wilson (1), English bookseller
John Wilson ("Christopher North") (2), Scottish essayist, poet and novelist (1785 - 1854)
Mrs. Margaret C.B. Wilson, English author (1797 - 1846)
Sloan Wilson, American novelist (1920 - )
Tom Wilson, American cartoonist (creator of "Ziggy") (living in 20th century)
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, American 28th president of U.S., writer and statesman (1856 - 1924)
Walter Winchell, American journalist and broadcaster (1897 - 1972)
William Windham, English statesman and orator (1750 - 1810)
Oprah Winfrey, American television personality and actress (1954 - )
Debra Winger, American actress (1955 - )
Sarah Winnemucca, Indian scout and activist (c. 1842 - 1891)
Edward Winslow, English colonial governor (1595 - 1655)
Peter von Winter, German musical composer (1754 - 1825)
William Winter, American journalist, poet and critic (1836 - 1917)
Shelley Winters, American actress (1922 - )
Christian Winther, German song writer (19th century)
Robert C. Winthrop, American statesman and orator (1809 - 1894)
Owen Wister, American novelist (1860 - 1938)
George Wither (Whyther) (Withers), English poet (1588 - 1667)
Ludwig Wittgenstein, English (Austrian-born) philosopher and pioneer of logical positivism (1889 - 1951)
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, English novelist and humorist (1881 - 1975)
Terry Wogan, Irish broadcaster (1938 - )
Dr. John Wolcot (Wolcott) ("Peter Pindar"), English physician and satiric poet (1738 - 1819)
Naomi Wolf, American writer (1963 - )
Rev. Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (1791 - 1823)
James Wolfe, English major-general (1727 - 1759)
Thomas Clayton Wolfe, American novelist (1900 - 1938)
Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (1931 - )
Mary Shelly Wollstonecraft, English writer and women's rights activist (1759 - 1797)
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, British statesman and diplomatist, Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII (1471 - 1530)
Stevie Wonder, American singer, musician and song writer (1951 - )
George Edward Woodberry, American critic, editor and poet (1855 - 1930)
Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge, English chaplain to Charles II (1622 - 1684)
John Wooden, American college basketball coach (1910 - )
Victoria Claffin Woodhull, American reformer (1838 - 1927)
Marion Woodman, Canadian analyst and writer (1928 - )
Tiger Woods, American golfer (1975 - )
Carter G. Woodson, American historian and editor (1875 - 1950)
Joanne Woodward, American actress (1930 - )
Samuel Woodworth, American journalist and poet (1785 - 1842)
Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen), English author and critic (1882 - 1941)
Alexander Woollcott, American novelist, critic and actor (1887 - 1943)
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, (see Susan Coolidge)
Constance F. Woolson, American novelist (1848 - 1894)
William Wordsworth, English poet (1770 - 1850)
Henry Clay Work, American printer and song writer (1832 - 1884)
Sir Henry Wotton, English poet and diplomat (1568 - 1639)
Herman Wouk, American novelist (1915 - )
Francis Wrangham, English archbishop and classical scholar (1769 - 1842)
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (1869 - 1959)
Harold Bell Wright, American novelist (1872 - 1944)
Orville Wright, American inventor and aviation pioneer (1871 - 1948)
Richard Wright, American novelist and short-story writer (1908 - 1960)
Steven Wright, American comedian (1955 - )
Willard Huntington Wright, (see S.S. Van Dine)
Miss Wrother (lived about 1820)
Bill Wulf, American computer scientist (20th century)
Sir Thomas Wyatt (Wyat), English diplomatist and poet (1503 - 1542)
William Wycherley, English dramatist (about 1640 - 1715)
Andrew Wyeth, American watercolorist and painter (1917 - )
Tammy Wynette, American singer (1942 - 1998)
John Huddlestone Wynne, British author (1743 - 1788)

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