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List of Famous People named William

Name William is among the most common names in USA, England, Brazil, Canada, France, Australia. Shortened forms: Bill, Billy, Will, Willie. Similar names: Bill, Billy, Will, Willie, Willam, Wiliam. Here are some famous Williams:
7th in USA 19th in England 36th in Colombia 192nd in Brazil 9th in Canada 55th in Uganda 32nd in Ghana 178th in Philippines 5th in Scotland 31st in South Africa 102nd in Kenya 133rd in Tanzania 179th in France 31st in Australia 69th in Venezuela 3rd in Northern Ireland 12nd in Ireland 132nd in Peru 78th in Malawi 73rd in South Sudan 805th in Nigeria 90th in Zambia 9th in Wales 117th in Ecuador 83rd in Zimbabwe 160th in Guatemala 230th in Cameroon 26th in Costa Rica 676th in Mexico 40th in Liberia 596th in DR Congo 48th in Nicaragua 58th in Papua New Guinea 65th in El Salvador 2428th in Indonesia 9th in Jamaica 105th in Dominican Republic 59th in New Zealand 283rd in Netherlands 1007th in Thailand 382nd in Malaysia 327th in Belgium 525th in Italy 271st in Haiti 366th in Chile 284th in Sweden 455th in Bolivia 4th in Bahamas 137th in Puerto Rico 951st in Germany 390th in Cuba 173rd in Uruguay 846th in Spain 10th in Fiji 423rd in Lebanon 316th in Panama 556th in Honduras 41st in Solomon Islands 581st in Switzerland 833rd in Benin 433rd in Denmark 206th in Botswana 470th in Norway 594th in Congo 521st in Greece 12nd in Belize 983rd in Israel 392nd in Namibia 69th in Guyana 247th in Trinidad and Tobago 391st in Oman 10th in Guam 1294th in Argentina 27th in Isle of Man 85th in Barbados 8th in U.S. Virgin Islands 6th in Palau 985th in Paraguay 67th in French Polynesia 21st in Jersey 6th in Cayman Islands 10th in Bermuda 9th in Antigua and Barbuda 64th in Micronesia 886th in Lesotho 47th in Dominica 61st in St. Lucia 32nd in Guernsey 390th in Cyprus 1104th in Austria 973rd in Palestine 25th in Northern Mariana Islands 9th in Turks and Caicos Islands 142nd in Brunei 10th in American Samoa 21st in Saint Kitts and Nevis 107th in Grenada 9th in Cook Islands 111st in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 824th in Hungary 90th in Monaco 64th in Marshall Islands 42nd in British Virgin Islands 934th in Cape Verde 216th in Andorra 222nd in Faroe Islands 5th in Montserrat 192nd in San Marino 17th in Anguilla 50th in Saint Helena 10th in Falkland Islands 390th in Liechtenstein 150th in Saint Pierre and Miquelon 610th in Nauru

1. William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Male. English poet, playwright, and actor (1564–1616)
First Name: William
Last Name: Shakespeare
Died on April 23, 1616
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2. William Shatner

William Shatner
Male. Canadian actor (born 1931)
First Name: William
Last Name: Shatner
Born on March 22, 1931 (age 91)
Born in Canada, Quebec
Height: 175 cm | 5'9
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3. William Baldwin
William Joseph Baldwin

William Baldwin
Male. American actor, producer, and writer
First Name: William
Last Name: Baldwin
Born on February 21, 1963 (age 59)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2
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4. William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst
Male. American newspaper publisher (1863–1951)
First Name: William
Last Name: Hearst
Born on April 29, 1863
Died on August 14, 1951 (aged 88)

5. William Murdoch

William Murdoch
Male. Scottish engineer and inventor (1754-1839)
First Name: William
Last Name: Murdoch
Born on August 21, 1754
Died on November 15, 1839 (aged 85)

6. William Zabka

William Zabka
Male. actor, screenwriter, producer
First Name: William
Last Name: Zabka
Height: 180 cm | 5'11
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7. William Lucking

Male. American actor
First Name: William
Last Name: Lucking
Born on June 17, 1941
Died on October 18, 2021 (aged 80)
Height: 192 cm | 6'4
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8. William IV

William IV
Male. King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 1830 to 1837
First Name: William
Last Name: IV
Born on August 21, 1765
Died on June 20, 1837 (aged 71)
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9. William Barr

William Barr
Male. 77th & 85th United States Attorney General
First Name: William
Last Name: Barr
Born on May 23, 1950 (age 72)
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10. William Wallace

William Wallace
Male. Scottish landowner and leader in the Wars for Scottish Independence
First Name: William
Last Name: Wallace
Died on August 23, 1305
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11. William H. Macy

William H. Macy
Male. American actor
First Name: William
Last Name: Macy
Born on March 13, 1950 (age 72)
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12. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Male. British politician (1779–1848)
First Name: William
Last Name: Melbourne
Born on March 15, 1779
Died on November 24, 1848 (aged 69)

13. William Heffelfinger

William Heffelfinger
Male. American football player and coach (1867-1954)
First Name: William
Last Name: Heffelfinger
Born on December 20, 1867
Died on April 2, 1954 (aged 86)

14. William McKinley

William McKinley
Male. president of the United States from 1897 to 1901
First Name: William
Last Name: McKinley
Born on January 29, 1843
Died on September 14, 1901 (aged 58)
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15. William Levy
William Gutiérrez Levy

William Levy
Male. American actor and model
First Name: William
Last Name: Levy
Born on August 29, 1980 (age 42)
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16. William S. Harney

William S. Harney
Male. United States Army general (1800-1889)
First Name: William
Last Name: Harney
Born on August 22, 1800
Died on May 9, 1889 (aged 88)

17. William James Sidis

William James Sidis
Male. American child prodigy (1898-1944)
First Name: William
Last Name: Sidis
Born on April 1, 1898
Died on July 17, 1944 (aged 46)
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18. William Henry Perkin

William Henry Perkin
Male. British chemist known for his accidental discovery of the first synthetic dye
First Name: William
Last Name: Perkin
Born on March 12, 1838
Died on July 14, 1907 (aged 69)

19. William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison
Male. president of the United States in 1841
First Name: William
Last Name: Harrison
Born on February 9, 1773
Died on April 4, 1841 (aged 68)

20. William the Conqueror
Guillaume

William the Conqueror
Male. King of England, Duke of Normandy (c. 1028-1087)
First Name: William
Last Name: Conqueror
Born on November 30, 1027
Died on September 9, 1087 (aged 59)
Born in France, Normandy
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