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There are one hundred and one Inventors called William.

  • William Kennedy Dickson

    William Kennedy Dickson is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Kennedy Dickson)

  • William Shockley

    William Shockley is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Shockley)

  • William Seward Burroughs I

    William Seward Burroughs I is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Seward Burroughs I)

  • William Murdoch

    William Murdoch is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Murdoch)

  • William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong

    William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong)

  • William Fox Talbot

    William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was the inventor of calotype process, the precursor to most photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Fox Talbot)

  • William Reddington Hewlett

    William Reddington Hewlett is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Reddington Hewlett)

  • William Otis

    William Otis is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Otis)

  • William Boog Leishman

    Lieutenant-General Sir William Boog Leishman (November 6, 1865 - June 2, 1926) was a Scottish pathologist and British Army medical officer. He was Director-General of Army Medical Services from 1923 to 1926.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Boog Leishman)

  • William Moon

    William Moon is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Moon)

  • William Petty

    Sir William Petty (27 May 1623 – 16 December 1687) was an English economist, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and Commonwealth in Ireland.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Petty)

  • William Sturgeon

    William Sturgeon (May 22, 1783 - December 4, 1850) was an English physicist and inventor who made the first electromagnets, and invented the first English practical electric motor.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Sturgeon)

  • William Jessop

    William Jessop (23 January 1745 – 18 November 1814) was an English civil engineer, best known for his work on canals, harbours and early railways in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Jessop)

  • William Oughtred

    William Oughtred is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Oughtred)

  • William Fulco

    The Reverend William J. Fulco (born February 24, 1936) is a Jesuit priest and National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California in the United States.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Fulco)

  • William James Sidis

    William James Sidis is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William James Sidis)

  • William Caslon

    William Caslon is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Caslon)

  • Robert William Thomson

    Robert William Thomson is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on Robert William Thomson)

  • Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet

    Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet (20 May 1772 – 16 May 1828) was an English inventor and rocket artillery pioneer distinguished for his development and deployment of Congreve rockets. He was son of Lt.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet)

  • William Wouldhave

    William Wouldhave is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Wouldhave)

  • William Bell Wait

    William Bell Wait (1839-1916) was a teacher in the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind who invented New York Point, a system of writing for the blind that enjoyed wide use in the United States before the Braille system was universally adopted there. Mr.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Bell Wait)

  • William Gascoigne (scientist)

    William Gascoigne (scientist) is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Gascoigne (scientist))

  • William George Horner

    William George Horner (1786 – 22 September 1837) was a British mathematician who was born in Bristol England and died in Bath England. He invented the zoetrope in 1834.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William George Horner)

  • William McGregor

    William McGregor is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William McGregor)

  • William Greaves

    William Greaves (born in New York City, 1926) is a documentary filmmaker and is considered by many to be the "Dean" of African-American filmmakers.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Greaves)

  • William Henry (delegate)

    William Henry (May 19, 1729 – December 15, 1786) was an American gunsmith from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1784, 1785, and 1786.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Henry (delegate))

  • Charles William Miller

    Charles William Miller is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Charles William Miller)

  • Sir William Fergusson, 1st Baronet

    Sir William Fergusson, 1st Baronet is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on Sir William Fergusson, 1st Baronet)

  • William Fothergill Cooke

    Sir William Fothergill Cooke (4 May 1806 – 25 June 1879) was, with Charles Wheatstone, the co-inventor of the Cooke-Wheatstone electrical telegraph, which was patented in May 1837. Together with John Lewis Ricardo he founded the Electric Telegraph Company, the world's first public telegraph company, in 1846.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Fothergill Cooke)

  • William Nicholas Selig

    William Nicholas Selig is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Nicholas Selig)

  • William Ged

    William Ged (1699 – October 19, 1749) was the inventor of stereotyping.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Ged)

  • William Clayton (Mormon)

    William Clayton (July 17, 1814 – December 4, 1879) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and acted as a clerk and scribe to the Mormon religious leader Joseph Smith, Jr. Clayton, born in England, is recognized as an American pioneer journalist, scribe, inventor, lyricist and musician.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Clayton (Mormon))

  • William Bullock (inventor)

    William Bullock (1813 – April 12, 1867) was an American inventor whose 1863 invention of the web rotary printing press helped revolutionize the printing industry due to its great speed and efficiency. A few years after his invention, Bullock was accidentally killed by his own web rotary press.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Bullock (inventor))

  • William Cameron Townsend

    William Cameron Townsend (July 9, 1896 – April 23, 1982) was a prominent American Christian missionary whose ministry began in the early twentieth century. The organizations he founded, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL International), remain active, and focus on producing translations of the Bible in minority languages, and on facilitating literacy in minority languages.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Cameron Townsend)

  • William D. Coolidge

    William D. Coolidge is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William D. Coolidge)

  • William Nicol (inventor)

    William Nicol (1770 – 1851) was a Scottish physicist and geologist who invented the first device for obtaining plane-polarized light — the Nicol prism — in 1828. He was born in Humbie (East Lothian) in 1770 and his baptism is recorded in the parish register; many sources give an incorrect date of birth.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Nicol (inventor))

  • William Tranter

    William Tranter (1816-January 7, 1890) was a British gunmaker and gun designer famous for inventing the Tranter Revolver.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Tranter)

  • William Deidrick

    William Deidrick, of Selma, California was a co-inventor of the Fresno Scraper, the machine that became the basis of most modern earth-moving equipment. On April 17, 1883, Deidrick received U.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Deidrick)

  • William Austin Burt

    William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Austin Burt)

  • William Reid Clanny

    William Reid Clanny (1770 – 10 January 1850) was an Irish inventor.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Reid Clanny)

  • William Justin Kroll

    William Justin Kroll (born Guillaume Justin Kroll; November 24, 1889 - March 30, 1973) was a metallurgist from Luxembourg. He is best known for inventing the Kroll process in 1940, which is used commercially to extract metallic titanium from ore.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Justin Kroll)

  • William Samuel Henson

    William Samuel Henson is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Samuel Henson)

  • William Lyman (inventor)

    William Lyman (inventor) is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Lyman (inventor))

  • William Tritton

    Sir William Ashbee Tritton, M.I.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Tritton)

  • William Cotton (banker)

    William Cotton FRS (12 September 1786 - 1 December 1866) was an English inventor, merchant, philanthropist, and Governor of the Bank of England from 1842 to 1845.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Cotton (banker))

  • William Edwards (inventor)

    William Edwards (1770–1851) was an American inventor, grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the elder. He was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Edwards (inventor))

  • Edward William Barton-Wright

    Edward William Barton-Wright is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on Edward William Barton-Wright)

  • William Lee (inventor)

    William Lee [c.1563-1614] was an English inventor who devised the first stocking frame knitting machine in 1589, the only one in use for centuries.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Lee (inventor))

  • William B. Ruger

    William B. Ruger is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William B. Ruger)

  • William Harkness

    William Harkness (December 17, 1837 – February 28, 1903) was an astronomer, born at Ecclefechan, Scotland on December 17, 1837, a son of James Harkness (1803–78). He was educated at Lafayette College (1854–56), graduated from the University of Rochester (1858), and studied medicine in New York City.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Harkness)

  • William Painter (inventor)

    William Painter (inventor) is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Painter (inventor))

  • William Strutt (inventor)

    William Strutt (1756 – 1830) FRS, was a cotton spinner in Belper, England.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Strutt (inventor))

  • William Eddins

    William Eddins is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Eddins)

  • Sir William Bass, 2nd Baronet

    Sir William Arthur Hamar Bass, 2nd Baronet (24 December 1879 – 28 February 1952) was a British racehorse owner and a significant contributor to the racing industry. He also provided support for the British film industry in its early days.... ( from the wikipedia article on Sir William Bass, 2nd Baronet)

  • William E. Nelson

    William E. Nelson is an environmental wax researcher from Perth, Ontario, Canada.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William E. Nelson)

  • William Bickford

    William Bickford (1774–1834) was born in Ashburton, Devon, England, and moved to first Truro and then Tuckingmill in Cornwall, where he worked as a currier. Tuckingmill was then in the heart of the Cornish mining industry, and Bickford would have been aware of the large loss of life from explosive accidents in the mines.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Bickford)

  • William Greener

    William Greener (1806–1869) was an English inventor and gunmaker. He developed a self-expanding bullet in 1835, an electric lamp in 1846 (patent specification 11076 of that year) some 33 years before Thomas Edison's patent in 1879.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Greener)

  • William Merriam Burton

    William Merriam Burton is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Merriam Burton)

  • William Hale (British inventor)

    William Hale (1797-1870), was a British inventor and rocket pioneer.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Hale (British inventor))

  • William Henry Whiteley

    Hon. William Henry Whiteley III M.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Henry Whiteley)

  • William Salcer

    William Zev Salcer (4 June 1924 – 6 December 2006) was a Czech-Jewish holocaust survivor and inventor.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Salcer)

  • William Lindeman

    Wilhelm Lindeman (March 28, 1794 in Jöhstadt, Germany, on the Bohemian border - December 24, 1875) was a 19th century piano manufacturer who worked in New york City. The third son of Karl Gotthilf Lindemann, a preacher who was rector of the municipal school, Wilhelm learned cabinetmaking, and in 1812 moved to Vienna where he worked as a fancy cabinetmaker, and later moved to Munich working as a pianomaker for about a year, and subsequently for piano manufacturers Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig and Rosenkranz in Dresden before establishing his own shop.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Lindeman)

  • William Gossage

    William Gossage is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Gossage)

  • William Henry Bristol

    William Henry Bristol, inventive genius, pioneering manufacturer, educator, and environmentalist, was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 5, 1859, the eldest of six children.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Henry Bristol)

  • William Church

    William Church is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Church)

  • William Denison, 1st Earl of Londesborough

    William Denison, 1st Earl of Londesborough is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Denison, 1st Earl of Londesborough)

  • John William Lambert

    John William Lambert is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on John William Lambert)

  • William Leonard Hunt

    William Leonard Hunt (June 10, 1838-January 17, 1929), also known by the stage name The Great Farini, was a well known nineteenth and early twentieth century Canadian funambulist, entertainment promoter and inventor, as well as the first known white man to cross the Kalahari Desert on foot and survive.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Leonard Hunt)

  • William Palliser

    Major Sir William Palliser CB MP (18 June 1830 – 4 February 1882) was an Irish-born politician and inventor, Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1880 until his death.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Palliser)

  • William Soltau Davidson

    William Soltau Davidson is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Soltau Davidson)

  • William Potts

    William Potts (Born May 1883, died in 1947), a Detroit police officer, is credited with inventing the modern, three-way traffic light in Detroit in 1920 (the two-way, red-green traffic signal was invented in London in 1868).... ( from the wikipedia article on William Potts)

  • William Frost

    William (Bill) Frost (28 May 1848 – March 1935) was a Welsh amateur aviator, who, some believe, made a manned flight of considerable distance in a winged powered flying machine of his own design.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Frost)

  • William E. Upjohn

    William Erastus Upjohn (June 15, 1853 – October 18, 1932) was a medical doctor, founder and president of The Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company. He was named Person of the Century by the Kalamazoo Michigan newspaper.... ( from the wikipedia article on William E. Upjohn)

  • William Herbert Rollins

    William Herbert Rollins is a forgotten American scientist and dentist. He was a pioneer in radiation protection.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Herbert Rollins)

  • William E. Sawyer

    William Edward Sawyer (1850-May 15, 1883)... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William E. Sawyer)

  • William Leggo

    William Leggo is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William Leggo)

  • William Sellers

    William Sellers is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Sellers)

  • William Brunton

    William Brunton (26 May 1777 – 5 October 1851) was a Scottish engineer and inventor.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Brunton)

  • William Clark (inventor)

    William Clark (March 17, 1821 – January 22, 1880) was an English civil engineer and inventor.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Clark (inventor))

  • Frederick William Collard

    Frederick William Collard (bap. 1772, died 1860), British piano manufacturer.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Frederick William Collard)

  • Charles William Lancaster

    Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Charles William Lancaster)

  • William Woodnut Griscom

    William Woodnut Griscom (1851 - 1897) was an American inventor responsible for introducing electric motors for the purpose of marine propulsion. With some 40 patents to his name, Griscom also founded the Electro-Dynamic Company, based in Philadelphia.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Woodnut Griscom)

  • William Kamkwamba

    William Kamkwamba's blog, "Biography"... ( from the wikipedia article on William Kamkwamba)

  • William George Beers

    William George Beers is an Inventor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William George Beers)

  • John William Norie

    John William Norie (1772, London – 1843), was a mathematician, hydrographer, chart maker and publisher of nautical books most famous for his Epitome of Practical Navigation (1805) which became a standard work on navigation and went through many editions as did many of Norie's works.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on John William Norie)

  • William Prest

    William Prest (1 April 1832 – 10 February 1885) was a cricketer and footballer born in York. He lived most his life in Sheffield where he went on to become co-founder of Sheffield Football Club and captained Yorkshire at cricket..... (abstract from the wikipedia article on William Prest)

  • William Willis (inventor)

    William Willis Jr. (1841–1923)Platinotype is a British inventor who developed the platinum process on the basis of the light sensitivity of platinum salts, originally discovered by John Herschel.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Willis (inventor))

  • William Goddard

    William Goddard is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Goddard)

  • William T. Kane

    William T. Kane is an Inventor... (extract from the wikipedia article on William T. Kane)

  • William Munroe (pencil maker)

    William Munroe (December 15, 1778 – March 6, 1861) was a prominent cabinet-maker and pencil manufacturer of Concord, Massachusetts. Monroe Jr.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Munroe (pencil maker))

  • William Elvis Sloan

    William Elvis Sloan I (1867-1961) invented the Flushometer flushing mechanism, which is currently installed in millions of commercial, institutional and industrial restrooms worldwide.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Elvis Sloan)

  • William Woodworth (inventor)

    William Woodworth (1780-February 9, 1839) was the inventor of the Woodworth Planing Machine.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Woodworth (inventor))

  • William Dance

    William Dance (20 December 1755 – 5 June 1840) was an English pianist and violinist.... (extract from the wikipedia article on William Dance)

  • William Peter Durtnall

    William Peter Durtnall (1873–1947), M.I.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Peter Durtnall)

  • William Edward Hanford

    William Edward Hanford is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on William Edward Hanford)

  • William Morrison (dentist)

    William James Morrison (1860 – 1926) was a dentist from Nashville, Tennessee.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Morrison (dentist))

  • Arthur William Savage

    Arthur William Savage (13 May 1857 - 22 September 1938), was a businessman, inventor and explorer. He is most famous as the inventor of the Savage Model 99 a famously innovative lever action rifle, which remained in production for over 100 years, and the founder of Savage Arms, a gun company.... ( from the wikipedia article on Arthur William Savage)

  • William X. Wang

    William X. Wang is an Inventor... ( from the wikipedia article on William X. Wang)

  • William C. Eddy

    William Crawford (“Bill”) Eddy (Aug, 22, 1902 - Sept. 15, 1989) might best be described as a 20th Century Renaissance Man.... ( from the wikipedia article on William C. Eddy)

  • William Crompton (inventor)

    William Crompton (10 September 1806 Preston, England - 1 May 1891 Windsor, Connecticut) was a United States inventor in the field of loom technology.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Crompton (inventor))

  • William Longstreet

    William Longstreet (c.1760 New Jersey - 1814 Georgia) was an inventor.... ( from the wikipedia article on William Longstreet)

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