265 illustrations of famous people including: Joseph Warren, George Washington, Martha Washington, Daniel Webster, John Wesley, Walt Whitman, Eli Whitney, Oscar Wilde, Frances Willard, King William (I, II, III, IV), Woodrow Wilson, and many more

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

William I

The King of Prussia from 1861 to 1888, and the first German Emperor from 1871 to 1888.

William I of England (1027 – 9 September 1087), better known as William the Conqueror, was Duke of Normandy from 1035 and King of England from 1066 to his death. To claim the English crown, William invaded England in 1066, leading an army of Normans to victory over the Anglo-Saxon forces of Harold Godwinson (who died in the conflict) at the Battle of Hastings, and suppressed subsequent English revolts in what has become known as the Norman Conquest. His reign, which brought Norman culture to England, had an enormous impact on the subsequent course of England in the Middle Ages. In addition to political changes, his reign also saw changes to English law, a programme of building and fortification, changes to the vocabulary of the English language, and the introduction of continental European feudalism into England.

William I of England

William I of England (1027 – 9 September 1087), better known as William the Conqueror, was Duke…

(1553-1584) Leader in the Dutch War of Independence

William I of Nassau, Prince of Orange

(1553-1584) Leader in the Dutch War of Independence

Emperor of Germany

William I, Emperor of Germany

Emperor of Germany

"William II" — Lardner, 1885

William II

"William II" — Lardner, 1885

The king of Prussia and emperor of Germany, eldest son of Emperor Frederick III. born in Berlin, Jan. 27, 1859.

William II

The king of Prussia and emperor of Germany, eldest son of Emperor Frederick III. born in Berlin, Jan.…

(1056-1100) King of England 1087-1100.

King William III (Rufus) of England

(1056-1100) King of England 1087-1100.

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

Emperor William II

The last German emperor and king of Prussia, from 1888 to 1918.

William III. Prince of Orance.

William III

William III. Prince of Orance.

William III of England. He was the King of England between 1689 and 1702.

William III

William III of England. He was the King of England between 1689 and 1702.

(1650-1702) Prince of Orange and King of England

King William III of England

(1650-1702) Prince of Orange and King of England

(1650-1702) Prince of Orange and King of England

King William III of England

(1650-1702) Prince of Orange and King of England

(  -1837) King of England

King William IV of England

( -1837) King of England

William of Orange

William of Orange

William of Orange

William of Wykeham (1320 – 27 September 1404) was Bishop of Winchester, Chancellor of England, founder of Winchester College and of New College, Oxford, and builder of a large part of Windsor Castle.

William of Wykeham

William of Wykeham (1320 – 27 September 1404) was Bishop of Winchester, Chancellor of England, founder…

"William the Conqueror (1066-1087), as represented on his seal. Although William really ruled 'as king by the edge of the sword,' he preferred to base his title on the promise of Edward the Confessor rather than on force of arms; and he adhered to far as possible to Anglo-Saxon usages, causing himself to be crowned at Westminster and binding himself to frame good laws and observe justice, as his predecessors had done. In fact he professed to regard himself as the lawful successor of the Anglo-Saxon kings, and not merely as a feudal conqueror. He had great difficulty in making the people recognize him as such, but when this was once done, he was a far more powerful ruler as king of England than he was as Norman duke."—Colby, 1899

William the Conqueror

"William the Conqueror (1066-1087), as represented on his seal. Although William really ruled 'as king…

"William, Prince of Orange, called 'William the Silent,' was the natural leader of the Netherlands at this crisis, and he was chosen by Holland and Zealand as their governor. He was the determined foe of Spanish tyranny, and his strength of mind and farsighted statesmanship gave promise of success. Yet, for the little country of the Netherlands to stand out against the mighty power of Spain would have seemed fool-hardy, had it not been for the fact that the Protestants of Germany, England, and France could be relied upon for aid. In military strength and in the brilliancy of generals, Spain had greatly the advantage. her armies were commanded successively by the greatest soldiers of the time, -Don John of Austria (1576-1578) and after him Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma. Against their skill was pitted the high courage and inflexible will of William, who, like our Washington, was greatest in the time of difficulty and defeat."—Colby, 1899

William the Silent

"William, Prince of Orange, called 'William the Silent,' was the natural leader of the Netherlands at…

A dark mystery shrouds the fate of the eldest son of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, who was eight years of age at the time his father was murdered by the Jacobins. After the downfall of Robespierre and his fellows, it was declared that the prince died in prison in 1795, while the royalists believed he had been secretly hidden away in the United States. Curious facts and circumstances pointed to Rev. Eleazar Williams, a reputed half-breed Indian, of the Caughanawaga tribe, near Montreal, as the surviving prince, who, for almost sixty years, had been hidden from the world in that disguise.

Eleazar Williams

A dark mystery shrouds the fate of the eldest son of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, who was…

(1749-1794) Elected naval officer and the Army's second in command

Otho Holland Williams

(1749-1794) Elected naval officer and the Army's second in command

(1607-1683) Founder of the State of Rhode Island.

Roger Williams

(1607-1683) Founder of the State of Rhode Island.

(1607-1683) Founder of the State of Rhode Island.

Roger Williams

(1607-1683) Founder of the State of Rhode Island.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

(1806-1867) American author

N. P. Willis

(1806-1867) American author

(1806-1867) American author and magazine editor

Nathaniel Parker Willis

(1806-1867) American author and magazine editor

A famous American author.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

A famous American author.

(1816-1892) Scoto-Canadian educator and archeologist

Daniel Wilson

(1816-1892) Scoto-Canadian educator and archeologist

(1821-1891) US Senator from Maryland.

Ephraim K. Wilson II

(1821-1891) US Senator from Maryland.

Henry Wilson (February 16, 1812 – November 22, 1875) was a Senator from Massachusetts and the eighteenth Vice President of the United States. He was a leading Republican who devoted his enormous energies to the destruction of what he considered the slavocracy, that is the conspiracy of slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty.

Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson (February 16, 1812 – November 22, 1875) was a Senator from Massachusetts and the eighteenth…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

James Wilson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Pennsylvania

An agriculturalist, born in Ayrshire, Schotland, Aug. 16, 1835.

James Wilson

An agriculturalist, born in Ayrshire, Schotland, Aug. 16, 1835.

James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, twice elected to the Continental Congress, a major force in the drafting of the nation's Constitution, a leading legal theoretician and one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States.

James Wilson

James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence,…

James Harrison Wilson (September 2, 1837 – February 23, 1925) was a United States Army topographic engineer, a Union Army General in the American Civil War and later wars, a railroad executive, and author.

James Harrison Wilson

James Harrison Wilson (September 2, 1837 – February 23, 1925) was a United States Army topographic…

Thomas Wilson (20 December 1663 – 7 March 1755) was Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man between 1697 and 1755. When he came to the Isle of Man, he found the buildings of the diocese in a ruinous condition. The building of new churches was one of his first acts, and he eventually rebuilt most of the churches of the diocese along with establishing public libraries. Wilson worked to restore ecclesiastical discipline on the island, although he clashed with civil authorities partly because of the reduction of revenue from Wilson mitigating fines in the spiritual court.

Bishop Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson (20 December 1663 – 7 March 1755) was Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Man between 1697…

(1843-1900) American statesman, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and was the president of the University of West Virginia.

William L. Wilson

(1843-1900) American statesman, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and was the president…

(1856-1924) Wilson was the 28th President of the United States (1913-21).

Woodrow Wilson

(1856-1924) Wilson was the 28th President of the United States (1913-21).

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

Woodrow Wilson

The 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of <I>History of the art of Antiquity.</em>

Johann Joachim Winckelmann

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of History of the art of Antiquity.

William Henry Winder (1775 &ndash; 1824) was an American soldier and a Maryland lawyer. He was a controversial general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. He was commissioned as a colonel in the U.S. Army at the start of the War of 1812. Promoted to brigadier general, he was one of two acting commanders of the American army at the Battle of Stoney Creek in July 1813, where he was captured, along with fellow commander John Chandler.

William Henry Winder

William Henry Winder (1775 – 1824) was an American soldier and a Maryland lawyer. He was a controversial…

Ober-Appellationsrath in Kalbe and minister of justice at Hanover and finally chief syndic of the crown in Kalbe.

Herr Ludwig Windthorst

Ober-Appellationsrath in Kalbe and minister of justice at Hanover and finally chief syndic of the crown…

Edward Winslow was a pilgrim and a leader of the Plymouth colony.

Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow was a pilgrim and a leader of the Plymouth colony.

Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and finally in 1644. He was born in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, on October 18, 1595. In 1617 he removed to Leiden, united with John Robinson's church there, and in 1620 was one of the "pilgrims" who emigrated to New England on the Mayflower and founded the Plymouth colony.

Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. He served as the governor…

Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (1811 &ndash; 29 September 1873) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was in command of the steam sloop of war USS Kearsarge during her historic 1864 action with the Confederate ship Alabama.

John Ancrum Winslow

Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (1811 – 29 September 1873) was an officer in the United States…

"Rear Admiral Winslow, born in Wilmington, N. C., November 19th, 1811, died in Boston, Mass., September 29th, 1873. He entered the navy as a midshipman, February 1st, 1827, and was made a lieutenant, February 9th, 1839. He was commissioned captain, July 16th, 1862, and commanded the steamer <em>Kearsarge</em> on special service in 1863-'64, in pursuit of the <em>Alabama</em>. Captain Winslow arrived off Cherbourg, June 14th, 1864, where he found the <em>Alabama</em>, and blockaded her in the harbor. The <em>Alabama</em> made preparations for fight, and Captain Raphael Semmes caused Winslow to be informed of this intention through the United States Consul. On Sunday, June 19th, 1864, he was lying three miles off the eastern entrance of the harbor when the <em>Alabama</em> came out. Winslow steamed off seven miles from the shore so as to be beyond the neutral ground, and then steamed toward the <em>Alabama</em>. The engagement lasted one hour and twenty minutes. After the last shot was fired the <em>Alabama</em> sank out of sight."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Rear Admiral John A. Winslow

"Rear Admiral Winslow, born in Wilmington, N. C., November 19th, 1811, died in Boston, Mass., September…

(1831-1897) American historian and librarian

Justin Winsor

(1831-1897) American historian and librarian

(1588-1649) Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

Governor John Winthrop

(1588-1649) Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

The governor of the Massachusetts colony, born in Groton, England, Jan. 12, 1588; died in Boston, Mass., March 26, 1649.

John Winthrop

The governor of the Massachusetts colony, born in Groton, England, Jan. 12, 1588; died in Boston, Mass.,…

John Winthrop (12 January 1588 – 26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and was elected their governor in October 1629. Between 1639 and 1648 he was voted out of governorship and re-elected a total of 12 times. Although Winthrop was a respected political figure, he was criticized for his obstinacy regarding the formation of a general assembly in 1634.

John Winthrop

John Winthrop (12 January 1588 – 26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World,…

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 &ndash; Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and…

(1828-1861) American military officer. Killed during the Civil War while at the head of an assaulting column of Northern troops at Big Bethel, Virginia.

Theodore Winthrop

(1828-1861) American military officer. Killed during the Civil War while at the head of an assaulting…

Henry Augustus Wise (1819 - 1869) was a U.S. Naval Officer who served in the U.S. - Mexican War and the Civil War as a captain.

Henry Augustus Wise

Henry Augustus Wise (1819 - 1869) was a U.S. Naval Officer who served in the U.S. - Mexican War and…

(1806-1876) US representative who became ambassador to Brazil and governor of Virginia

Henry A. Wise

(1806-1876) US representative who became ambassador to Brazil and governor of Virginia

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was an American statesman from Virginia. Henry A. Wise served in the United States Congress from 1833 to 1844. Wise was active in securing the election of John Tyler as Vice President in 1840. Tyler appointed Wise as United States minister to Brazil from 1844 to 1847, where two of his children were born in Rio de Janeiro. After his return, Wise identified with the Democratic Party. In 1855, after a remarkable campaign, he was elected governor of Virginia over the Know Nothing candidate. Wise served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He commanded a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia during the siege of Petersburg, and was promoted to the rank of Major General after the Battle of Sayler's Creek.

Henry Alexander Wise

Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was an American statesman from Virginia.…

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

John Witherspoon

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing New Jersey

The first President of the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union.

Annie Wittenmeyer

The first President of the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

Oliver Wolcott

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Connecticut

(1759-1824) German scholar and critic.

Friedrich A. Wolf

(1759-1824) German scholar and critic.

(1679-1754) German philosopher and mathematician.

Johann C. von Wolf

(1679-1754) German philosopher and mathematician.

A military leader, born in Westerham, England, Jan. 2, 1727; died Sept. 13, 1759.

James Wolfe

A military leader, born in Westerham, England, Jan. 2, 1727; died Sept. 13, 1759.

(1727-1759) British military officer famous for his victory over the French in Canada.

General James Wolfe

(1727-1759) British military officer famous for his victory over the French in Canada.