1. William Byrd English organist and composer of church music
  2. wild spurge common perennial United States spurge having showy white petallike bracts
  3. William Styron United States writer best known for his novels
  4. William Clark United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
  5. William Blake visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
  6. William S. Burroughs United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997)
  7. William Saroyan United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)
  8. Vicksburg a town in western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River to the west of Jackson; focus of an important campaign during the American Civil War as the Union fought to control the Mississippi River and so to cut the Confederacy into two halves
  9. William Bligh British admiral
  10. Bloomsbury a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
  11. William Cowper English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature
  12. Blacksburg a university town in southwestern Virginia (west of Roanoke) in the Allegheny Mountains
  13. Williamstown a town in northwestern Massachusetts
  14. William Gilbert a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
  15. William A. Craigie English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966)
  16. Williams English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683)
  17. William S. Gilbert a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
  18. Johannesburg city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria
  19. William Fulbright United States senator who is remembered for his creation of grants that fund exchange programs of teachers and students between the United States and other countries (1905-1995)
  20. William Stubbs English historian noted for his constitutional history of medieval England (1825-1901)