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American educator and professor at Brown University, Harvard, and Cornell University teaching philology and Greek.

Benjamin Ide Wheeler

American educator and professor at Brown University, Harvard, and Cornell University teaching philology…

(1836-1936) American Major-General active in Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Held a seat in Congress 1881-1899.

General Joseph Wheeler

(1836-1936) American Major-General active in Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Held a seat in…

(1836-1936) American Major-General active in Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Held a seat in Congress 1881-1899.

General Joseph Wheeler

(1836-1936) American Major-General active in Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Held a seat in…

Joseph Wheeler (September 10, 1836–January 25, 1906) was an American military commander and politician. He has the rare distinction of serving as a general during war time for two opposing forces: first as a general in the Confederate States Army in the 1860s during the American Civil War, and later as a general in the United States Army during both the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War near the turn of the century. Between the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, Wheeler served multiple terms as a United States Representative from the state of Alabama.

Joseph Wheeler

Joseph Wheeler (September 10, 1836–January 25, 1906) was an American military commander and politician.…

William Almon Wheeler (June 30, 1819 – June 4, 1887) was a Representative from New York and the nineteenth Vice President of the United States. When Congress voted a pay raise in 1873 and made it retroactive for five years, Wheeler not only voted against the raise, but returned his salary adjustment to the Treasury department. Governor Hayes, when he heard of what had happened, remarked: "I am ashamed to say: Who is Wheeler?" Not having done much campaigning, Wheeler didn't participate in the firestorm that took place after the election results were in November 1876.

William Almon Wheeler

William Almon Wheeler (June 30, 1819 – June 4, 1887) was a Representative from New York and the…

Abraham Whipple (26 September 1733 – 27 May 1819) was an American revolutionary naval commander. Whipple was born near Providence, Rhode Island and chose to be a seafarer early in his life. He embarked upon a career in the lucrative West Indies trade, working for Moses and John Brown. In the French and Indian War period, he became a privateersman and commanded privateer Game Cock from 1759 to 1760. In one six-month cruise, he captured 23 French ships. He sunk the first British ship of the American Revolution. The first to unfurl the Star Spangled Banner in London, he was also the first to build and sail an ocean-going ship 2000 miles down river from Ohio to the Caribbean, opening trade to the Northwest Territory.

Abraham Whipple

Abraham Whipple (26 September 1733 – 27 May 1819) was an American revolutionary naval commander.…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Hampshire

William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Hampshire

(1834-1903) American painter, author, and etcher

James Whistler

(1834-1903) American painter, author, and etcher

(b. 1832) American diplomat and author

Andrew D. White

(b. 1832) American diplomat and author

An educator and diplomatist, born in Homer, New York, Nov. 7, 1832.

Andrew Dickson White

An educator and diplomatist, born in Homer, New York, Nov. 7, 1832.

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator, best known as the co-founder of Cornell University. In 1869 White gave a lecture on "The Battle-Fields of Science", arguing that history showed the negative outcomes resulting from any attempt on the part of religion to interfere with the progress of science. Over the next 30 years he refined his analysis, expanding his case studies to include nearly every field of science over the entire history of Christianity, but also narrowing his target from "religion" through "ecclesiasticism" to "dogmatic theology."

Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator,…

The Most Reverend William White (April 4, 1748 N.S. – July 17, 1836) was the first and fourth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA (1789; 1795–1836), the first Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania (1787–1836), and the second United States Senate Chaplain (appointed December 9, 1790).

William White

The Most Reverend William White (April 4, 1748 N.S. – July 17, 1836) was the first and fourth…

(1714-1770) A leader of the Methodist movement

George Whitefield

(1714-1770) A leader of the Methodist movement

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England and one of the leaders of the Methodist movement. He first took to preaching in the open air on Hanham Mount, Kingswood, in southeast Bristol. A crowd of 20,000 people gathered to hear him. Even larger crowds – Whitefield himself estimated 30,000 – met him in Cambuslang in 1742. Benjamin Franklin once attended a revival meeting in Philadelphia and was greatly impressed with Whitefield's ability to deliver a message to such a large audience.

George Whitefield

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England…

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England and one of the leaders of the Methodist movement.

George Whitefield

George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), was a preacher in the Church of England…

John Whitgift (c. 1530 – February 29, 1604) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hospitality, he was somewhat ostentatious in his habits, sometimes visiting Canterbury and other towns attended by a retinue of 800 horsemen. Whitgift's theological views were often controversial.

Archbishop John Whitgift

John Whitgift (c. 1530 – February 29, 1604) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted…

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of <I>Leaves of Grass.</em>

Walt Whitman

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of Leaves of Grass.

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of <I>Leaves of Grass.</em>

Walt Whitman

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of Leaves of Grass.

An American poet, famous for <em>Leaves of Grass</em>.

Walt Whitman

An American poet, famous for Leaves of Grass.

A poet, born in West Hills, Long Island, New York, May 31, 1819; died in Camden, New Jersey, March 25, 1892.

Walt Whitman

A poet, born in West Hills, Long Island, New York, May 31, 1819; died in Camden, New Jersey, March 25,…

Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 &ndash; January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known as the inventor of the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the industrial revolution and shaped the economy of the antebellum South. Whitney's invention made short staple cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost his profits in legal battles over patent infringement, closed his business, and nearly filed bankruptcy.

Eli Whitney Jr.

Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 – January 8, 1825) was an American inventor best known as the inventor…

Inventor

Eli Whitney

Inventor

"Eli Whitney invented the cotton-gin in 1793."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Eli Whitney

"Eli Whitney invented the cotton-gin in 1793."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.

An inventor, born in Westborough, Mass., Dec. 8, 1765; died in New Haven, Conn., Jan. 8, 1825.

Eli Whitney

An inventor, born in Westborough, Mass., Dec. 8, 1765; died in New Haven, Conn., Jan. 8, 1825.

Politican, financier and founder of the famous Whitney family.

William Collins Whitney

Politican, financier and founder of the famous Whitney family.

An eminent poet, born near Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 17, 1807; died in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1892.

John Whittier

An eminent poet, born near Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 17, 1807; died in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Sept.…

"John G. Whittier was an abolitionist."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John G. Whittier

"John G. Whittier was an abolitionist."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A portrait of John G. Whittier. Whittier was a Quaker poet and advocated for abolishment of slavery.

John G. Whittier

A portrait of John G. Whittier. Whittier was a Quaker poet and advocated for abolishment of slavery.

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

John Greenleaf Whittier

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

John Greenleaf Whittier

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

John Greenleaf Whittier

(1807-1892) American poet and writer

Quaker poet and abolitionist of slavery.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Quaker poet and abolitionist of slavery.

A famous writer.

John Greenleaf Whittier

A famous writer.

Known as the weather prophet for predicting storms and earthquakes.

Professor S. Stone Wiggins

Known as the weather prophet for predicting storms and earthquakes.

An authoress, born in Johnstown Centre, Wisconsin, in 1859.

Ella Wilcox

An authoress, born in Johnstown Centre, Wisconsin, in 1859.

Author and poet of <em>Poems of Passion</em> and <em>The Worlds and I</em>.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Author and poet of Poems of Passion and The Worlds and I.

An Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and story writer.

Oscar Wilde

An Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and story writer.

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

Kaiser Wilhelm II

(1859- ) Emperor of Germany and king of Prussia

The queen of the Netherlands, born in The Hague, Aug. 31, 1880.

Wilhelmina

The queen of the Netherlands, born in The Hague, Aug. 31, 1880.

Queen of the Netherlands during World War I.

Queen Wilhelmina

Queen of the Netherlands during World War I.

Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 &ndash; 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German: Deutscher Kaiser und K&ouml;nig von Preußen), ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.

German Emperor Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German:…

(1798-1877) American Naval officer and explorer who brought Great Britain on the Confederate side of the Civil War

Charles Wilkes

(1798-1877) American Naval officer and explorer who brought Great Britain on the Confederate side of…

John Wilkes (17 October 1725 &ndash; 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist and politician. In the Middlesex election dispute, he fought for the right of voters&mdash;rather than the House of Commons&mdash;to determine their representatives. In 1771 he was instrumental in obliging the government to concede the right of printers to publish verbatim accounts of parliamentary debates. In 1776 he introduced the first Bill for parliamentary reform in the British Parliament. Wilkes' increasing conservatism as he grew older caused dissatisfaction among radicals and was instrumental in the loss of his Middlesex seat at the 1790 general election. Wilkes then retired from politics and took no part in the growth of radicalism in the 1790s.

John Wilkes

John Wilkes (17 October 1725 – 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist and politician.…

"Rear Admiral Wilkes, born in New York city, April 3rd, 1798, died in Washington, D. C., February 8th, 1877. He entered the navy as a midshipman, January 1st, 1818, and was promoted to lieutenant, April 28th, 1826. He served several years in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In 1843 Wilkes was on coast survey duty, being commissioned commander, July 13th, 1843; captain, September 14th, 1855; and placed in command of the sloop of war <em>San Jacinto</em> in 1861, on the outbreak of the Civil War. His first duty was the pursuit of the Confederate war vessel <em>Sumter</em>. On November 8th the <em>San Jacinto</em> encountered the English mail steamer <em>Trent</em>, which was on its way from Havana to St. Thomas, West Indies, having on board the Confederate Commissioners to France and Great Britain- John Slidell, of Louisiana, and James M. Mason, of Virginia- with their secretaries. On overtaking the <em>Trent</em> Wilkes ordered Lieutenant Fairfax to bring them off. The officials were removed to the <em>San Jacinto</em>, in which they were taken to Fort Warren, in Boston harbor. In 1862 Wilkes commanded the James River Flotilla, and shelled City Point. He was promoted to commodore on July 16th, 1862, and took charge of a special squadron in the West Indies. He was placed on the retired list, because of age, June 25th, 1864, and promoted to rear admiral on the retired list, July 25th, 1866."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes

"Rear Admiral Wilkes, born in New York city, April 3rd, 1798, died in Washington, D. C., February 8th,…

This is a portrait of Sir David Wilkie. This scottish artist was a famous and successful painter and writer who lived from 1785 to 1841.

Sir David Wilkie

This is a portrait of Sir David Wilkie. This scottish artist was a famous and successful painter and…

A lecturer and reformer, born in Churchville, New York, Sept. 28, 1839; died in New York City, Feb. 18, 1898.

Frances Willard

A lecturer and reformer, born in Churchville, New York, Sept. 28, 1839; died in New York City, Feb.…

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist.

Frances Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator,…

An American women's suffragist. She had a heavy influence in the passage of the 18th and 19th amendments to the United States Constitution.

Frances E. Willard

An American women's suffragist. She had a heavy influence in the passage of the 18th and 19th amendments…

(1839-1898) American temperance reformer. President of the National Woman's Temperance Union and of the World's Woman's Temperance Union

Frances Elizabeth Willard

(1839-1898) American temperance reformer. President of the National Woman's Temperance Union and of…

(1839-1898) American temperance reformer. President of the National Woman's Temperance Union and of the World's Woman's Temperance Union

Frances Elizabeth Willard

(1839-1898) American temperance reformer. President of the National Woman's Temperance Union and of…

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an educator and women's suffragist. She was president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Willard founded <em>The Union Signal</em>. She was also active is the passage of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments.

Frances Elizabeth Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an educator and women's suffragist. She was president of the…

An American educator, reformer, and women suffragist.

Frances Elizabeth Willard

An American educator, reformer, and women suffragist.

(1740-1830) Elected mayor of New York in 1807.

Colonel Marinus Willett

(1740-1830) Elected mayor of New York in 1807.

Marinus Willett (July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from New York. He was characterized by historian Mark M. Boatner as "one of the truly outstanding American leaders of the Revolution." Marinus Willett served in the militia during the French and Indian War. He received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in a New York regiment under the command of Oliver DeLancey Sr. which took part in General James Abercrombie's expedition to Fort Ticonderoga in 1758. During the early stages of the American Revolution, Willett became an informal leader of the Sons of Liberty in New York City.

Marinus Willett

Marinus Willett (July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from…

"William and Mary." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

William and Mary

"William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

(1857- ) 26th President of the U.S.

Taft, William Howard

(1857- ) 26th President of the U.S.

"William I." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

William I

"William I." — Lardner, 1885

The king of Prussia and emperor of Germany, born in Berlin, March 22, 1797; died March 9, 1888.

William I

The king of Prussia and emperor of Germany, born in Berlin, March 22, 1797; died March 9, 1888.