"This famous poet and journalist was born in Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William Cullen Bryant

"This famous poet and journalist was born in Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts." —The…

English statesman.

William Cecil

English statesman.

"Both as a lawyer and a statesman Mr. Evarts ranks high." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William M. Evarts

"Both as a lawyer and a statesman Mr. Evarts ranks high." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

A United States aboliionist, journalist and social reformer.

William Lloyd Garrison

A United States aboliionist, journalist and social reformer.

"He assisted in the making of history for nearly half a century, and is, in some respects, the most remarkable, if not the greatest, man in Europe." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William Gladstone

"He assisted in the making of history for nearly half a century, and is, in some respects, the most…

William Torrey Harris (9/10/1835 - 11/5/1909) was born in North Killingly, Connecticut. After attending Andover Academy and two at Yale Harris moved to St. Louis, MO where he taught from 1857 to 1880. There he was superintendent of schools from 1868 to 1880 and established, with Susan E. Blow, America's first permanent public kindergarten in 1873.

William T. Harris

William Torrey Harris (9/10/1835 - 11/5/1909) was born in North Killingly, Connecticut. After attending…

William Henry Harrison, who served only thirty days in office before dying.

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison, who served only thirty days in office before dying.

William Penn's arrival at his colony in Newcastle in November of 1682.

Penn's Arrival at Newcastle

William Penn's arrival at his colony in Newcastle in November of 1682.

Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1677. He was born in 1644 and died in 1718.

William Penn

Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1677. He was born in 1644 and died in 1718.

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Frontal View)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Right Side)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Left Side)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

The bust in the choir of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon. This half-length statue on his memorial must have been erected within six years after Shakespeare's death in 1616, it is believed to have been commissioned by the poet's sone-in-law, Dr. John Hall.

Bust of Shakespeare

The bust in the choir of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon. This half-length statue on his memorial…

"This famous man, who has been called 'the chief literary glory of England', was born at Stratford-on-Avon." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William Shakespeare

"This famous man, who has been called 'the chief literary glory of England', was born at Stratford-on-Avon."…

The Kesselstadt Picture, a picture of the deceased William Shakespeare, was in possession of Count Francis von Kesselstadt's family for more than a century

William Shakespeare

The Kesselstadt Picture, a picture of the deceased William Shakespeare, was in possession of Count Francis…

A portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminate dramatist. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narratives poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare

A portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer…

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminate dramatist. This portrait is attributed to Joseph Taylor, and dated to about 1610. The National Portrait Gallery located in London, who own it, say it is the only painting with any real claim to have been done from life. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narratives poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the…

The Stratford portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminate dramatist. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narratives poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

William Shakespeare

The Stratford portrait of William Shakespeare, an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the…

General William Tecumseh Sherman.

General William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman.

General William Tecumseh Sherman, famous Union general noted for his successful campaigns in the South during the Civil War.

William Tecumseh Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman, famous Union general noted for his successful campaigns in the South…

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

William the Conqueror landing in England.

William

William the Conqueror landing in England.

"William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

William and Mary

"William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of William and Mary

"Coin of William and Mary." — Lardner, 1885

William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia shouting "Shoot! Shoot! If you wish! I offer you a fair mark!"

William Berkeley

William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia shouting "Shoot! Shoot! If you wish! I offer you a fair mark!"

"William I." — Lardner, 1885

William I

"William I." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of William I." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of Willian I

"Coin of William I." — Lardner, 1885

"William II" — Lardner, 1885

William II

"William II" — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of William II." — Lardner, 1885

Coin of William II

"Coin of William II." — Lardner, 1885

"Coin of William IV." — Lardner, 1885

William IV

"Coin of William IV." — Lardner, 1885

General Sherman's march to the sea in the Civil War.

William Sherman

General Sherman's march to the sea in the Civil War.