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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin Of Largs

Academic, Physicist, Scientist(1824–1907)Lord Kelvin was an Irish physicist who developed a temperature scale based on absolute zero, named the Kelvin scale.SynopsisLord Kelvin helped develop...

William S. Halsted

Scientist, Doctor, Surgeon(1852–1922)William S. Halsted was a pioneer of scientific surgery who opened a surgical school at Johns Hopkins University.SynopsisIn 1885, William S. Halsted...

William Makepeace Thackeray

Author(1811–1863)William Makepeace Thackeray was a 19th-century novelist known for such works as Vanity Fair and Barry Lyndon.SynopsisWilliam Makepeace Thackeray’s fame rests chiefly on the...

William Henry Fox Talbot

Astronomer, Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, Photographer(1800–1877)William Henry Fox Talbot was a chemist who was the first to develop the photographic negative.SynopsisIn 1840, William Henry Fox...

William Harvey

Journalist, Scientist, Medical Professional, Physiologist, Doctor(1578–1657)William Harvey was a 17th-century British physician who became the first to document an understanding of blood circulation.SynopsisWilliam Harvey,...

William H. Pickering

Scientist(c. 1910–c. 2004)William Pickering was a rocket scientist who oversaw many American forays into space in the 1950-1970s.SynopsisIn 1944, New Zealander William Pickering joined...

Willem Einthoven

Scientist, Physiologist(1860–1927)Willem Einthoven was a physiologist who discovered the electrical properties of the heart and developed the EKG.SynopsisWillem Einthoven was born on May 21,...

Willard Libby

Chemist, Scientist(1908–1980)Willard Libby was a chemist whose technique of carbon-14 dating provided an extremely valuable tool for a variety of scientists.SynopsisWhile associated with the...

Will Smith

Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor, Rapper(1968–)Will Smith transitioned from successful rapper to Hollywood A-lister, starring on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air before headlining such...

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

Physicist, Scientist(1845–1923)Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a Nobel-winning German scientist who is credited with the discovery of X-rays.SynopsisIn 1895, while experimenting with electric current flow...

Wesley Sneijder

Soccer Player(1984–)Soccer midfielder Wesley Sneijder starred for AFC Ajax, Real Madrid and Internazionale, and led the Netherlands to a runner-up finish at the 2010...

Werner Arber

Biologist, Scientist(1929–)Werner Arber is a microbiologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1978 for his work in molecular genetics.SynopsisWerner Arber's research was on...