50 famous 'W' people

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

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