50 famous 'W' people

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English humanitarian who led the abolishment of slavery through Parliament
American inventor 1794 of the cotton gin, a machine made to extract seeds from cotton
First Prime Minister of the UK 1721-41
British General who captured Quebec from the French in 1759
American artist mostly known for his painting of his own mother
American golfer, winner of 14 major championships 1997-2008
American actor in the films 'Glory', 'Training Day' and 'Philadelphia'
28th President of the USA 1913-21
American singer with the signature song 'My Guy', Motown’s first big star
English composer of 13 musicals including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita' and 'Cats'
Songwriter and guitarist with the rock group Pink Floyd until 1985
The 'Good King' in the christmas carol, Duke of Bohemia 907-35
19th century German composer of 'The Flying Dutchman' and 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'
Jewish survivor of German concentration camps who spent his life tracking down war criminals
Female American R&B singer of 'Walk On By' and 'I Say A Little Prayer'
Church of England cleric 1703-91, founder of the Methodist movement
American feminist, prisoner of war and surgeon 1832-1919, only woman to receive the Medal of Honor
American brothers credited with making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, in 1903
English keyboards musician with the band 'Yes' who solo recorded 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' and 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'
British RAF engineer credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine
American actor who played the eccentric title character in 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory'
Scots national hero, guardian of Scotland and subject of the film 'Braveheart'
American architect 1867-1959 who designed more than 1,000 structures, most famously 'Fallingwater'
English Puritan, a leading figure in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony c1630
German emperor 1859-1941 whose bellicose policies helped to bring about World War One
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Trade union anti-Soviet activist who became president of Poland in 1990
Blind American musician who recorded the albums 'Innervisions' and 'Songs in the Key of Life'
Scottish engineer whose improvements on the steam engine greatly helped advance the Industrial Revolution
American actor best known for the role of John McClane in the 'Die Hard' series
American media proprietor of a talk show host which became the highest-rated program of its kind in history
American dramatist, writer of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'
American painter and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
1930s and 40s Hollywood sex symbol, misquoted as saying 'Come up and see me sometime' from the film 'She Done Him Wrong'
English architect who rebuilt much of London after the Great Fire 1666
Cardinal and first minister to Henry VIII until shortly before his death 1529
American comedian and actor in the films 'Good Morning, Vietnam' and 'Good Will Hunting'
Recently deceased English pop-soul singer of the song 'Rehab' and the album 'Back to Black'
English MP, radical political agitator, demagogue, wit, libertine, pornographer and journalist 1725-97
Irish writer and poet, author of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'
American film director most famous for 'Citizen Kane'
18th century British pottery designer and manufacturer
English science fiction writer of 'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible Man' and 'The War of the Worlds'
English poet, writer of 'The Prelude' and 'Daffodils'
American actor in the films 'Stagecoach' and 'True Grit'
Australian cricketer, the finest spin bowler ever seen and among the greatest cricketers ever
English authoress, writer of 'Mrs Dalloway', 'To the Lighthouse' and 'Orlando'
English actress in the film 'Educating Rita' who played Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series
World heavyweight boxing champion 1951-52 who called himself 'Jersey Joe'
UK Labour Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76
Big selling American crooner of the songs 'Can't Get Used to Losing You' and 'Where Do I Begin'

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