Writers Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, W. E. B. Du Bois, William Baldwin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with W includes people from United States, England, Germany, China and other countries all over the world.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace
Died: January 24, 1965

 2 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon
Died: April 23, 1616

 3 William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

 4 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois.
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Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 5 William Baldwin

William Baldwin.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 William Blake

William Blake.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Poet
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1827

 7 Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams.
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & humanist
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York
Died: March 26, 1892

 9 William Faulkner

William Faulkner.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Nobel Laureate
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, U.S
Died: July 6, 1962

 10 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: August 2, 1997

 11 Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967

 12 W B Yeats

W B Yeats.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939

 13 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 22, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Budleigh
Died: October 29, 1618

 14 Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: February 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Essex

 15 W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England
Died: September 29, 1973

 16 William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: author
Birthdate: November 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 27, 2008

 17 William Morris

William Morris.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

 18 Walter Scott

Walter Scott.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

 19 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 20 William Gibson

William Gibson.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Speculative Fiction Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, USA
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 21 Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29, 2015

 22 Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Essayist
Birthdate: July 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 27, 1940

 24 William Golding

William Golding.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993

 25 Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 26 W. C. Fields

W. C. Fields.
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Birthdate: January 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Darby
Died: December 25, 1946

 27 Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

 28 Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quitman, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 5, 1978

 29 Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana,

 30 Washington Irving

Washington Irwing.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author, Historian, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 28, 1859

 31 William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author & Novelist
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: December 24, 1863

 32 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dowa, Malawi

 33 William Goldman

William Goldman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, USA
Died: November 16, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 34 William Maugham

William Maugham.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Playwright
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: December 16, 1965

 35 William O. Douglas

William Orville Douglas.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minnesota, United States
Died: January 19, 1980

 36 Willa Cather

Willa Cather.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: April 24, 1947

 37 Wilbur A. Smith

Wilbur A. Smith.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kabwe

 38 Will Durant

Will Durant.
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts
Died: November 7, 1981

 39 Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Henry County

 40 Willard Scott

Willard Scott
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Writer
Birthdate: March 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria

 41 Whitley Strieber

Whitley Strieber
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

 42 William Griffith Wilson

William Griffith Wilson.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Birthdate: November 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dorset, Vermont, United States

 43 Will Self

Will Self
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster

 44 William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peoria

 45 Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Greenbush

 46 William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford
Died: March 4, 1963

 47 William Steig

William Steig
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Famous As: Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 3, 2003

 48 William Godwin

William Godwin.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wisbech
Died: April 7, 1836

 49 William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: January 12, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 50 Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: January 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States