Famous People Who Died on August 23
Military Leader, Royalty / 1270 - 1305
William Wallace, a Scottish knight, became a central early figure in the wars to secure Scottish freedom from the English, becoming one of his country's greatest national heroes.
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profile name: William Wallace profile occupation: Military Leader, Royalty
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