Famous People Named William
Take a look at famous people named William, including Prince William, William Clark, William Randolph Hearst and William Grant Still.
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.
William Howard Taft
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
Billy the Kid
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profile name: William Shakespeare profile occupation: Playwright, Poet
profile id: 9522479
profile name: William Wallace profile occupation: Military Leader, Royalty
profile id: 9480789
profile name: William Shatner profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
profile id: 9307251
profile name: William Lloyd Garrison profile occupation: Activist, Publisher, Journalist
profile id: 9501184
profile name: William Howard Taft profile occupation: Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President
profile id: 278971
profile name: Billy the Kid profile occupation: Criminal
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