William may refer to:

*William (name), a masculine given name



*William I of England (1027-1087), a.k.a. William the Conqueror, William the Bastard
*William II of England (1056-1100), a.k.a. William Rufus
*William I of Scotland (c. 1142-1214), a.k.a. William the Lion
*William, Count of Poitiers (1153-1156), first son of Henry II of England
*William III of England (1650-1702), also William II of Scotland, a.k.a. William of Orange
*William IV of the United Kingdom (1765-1837)
*Prince William of Wales (b. 1982), son of Charles, Prince of Wales


*William of Gellone (c.755-814), Count of Toulouse, canonized a saint
*William I, Prince of Orange (1533-1584), a.k.a. William the Silent
*William II, Prince of Orange (1626-1650)
*William IV, Prince of Orange (1711-1751)
*William V, Prince of Orange (1748-1806)

Germany and The Netherlands

*William I, Count of Holland (1167-1222)
*William II of Holland (1228-1256), also King of Germany
*William I, Count of Hainaut (1286-1337)
*William II, Count of Hainaut (1307-1345)
*William I, Duke of Bavaria (1330-1389)
*William II, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing (d. 1417)
*Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (1516-1592)
*William I of the Netherlands (1772-1843)
*William II of the Netherlands (1792-1849)
*Wilhelm I, German Emperor (1797-1888), a.k.a. Wilhelm the Great
*William III of the Netherlands (1817-1890)
*Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859-1941), last German emperor and King of Prussia


*William I of Sicily (1131-1166), a.k.a. William the Bad or William the Wicked
*William II of Sicily (1155-1189), a.k.a. William the Good
*William III of Sicily (1190-1198)


*William I of Bimbia, 19th century king of the Isubu people
*William II of Bimbia (d. 1882), king of the Isubu people

Other royalty

*William II of Villehardouin (d. 1278), Prince of Achaea
*William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852-1912)
*William, Prince of Albania (1876-1945)

Other historical people


* William de Corbeil (c.1070-1136), Archbishop of Canterbury
* William of Malmesbury (c.1080-c.1143), English historian and monk
* William of Tyre (c.1130-1185), Archbishop of Tyre, chronicler of the Crusades
* William of Norwich (c.1132-1144), saint and martyr
* William of York (d.1154), Archbishop of York and saint
* William of Ramsey, 13th century monk and hagiographer
* William of Ockham (c.1288-c.1348), English friar and philosopher, originator of Occam's Razor
* William of Wykeham (1320-1404), Bishop of Winchester, founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford
* William Waynflete (c.1398-1486), Bishop of Winchester, founder of Magdalen College, Oxford


* William of Poitiers (c.1020-1090), Norman chronicler, chaplain to William the Conqueror
* William de St-Calais (d. 1096), a.k.a. William of St. Carilef, Norman abbot, Bishop of Durham
* William of Champeaux (1070-1121), French philosopher and theologian
* William of Conches (c.1090-c.1154), French scholastic philosopher, tutor of Henry II of England
* William of Donjeon (c.1155-1209), a.k.a. St. William of Bourges and St. William the Confessor, French archbishop
* William the Clerk 13th century Scoto-Norman poet, writer of the Old French "Roman de Fergus"
* William the Clerk of Normandy, 13th century Norman cleric and Old French poet
* William of Auxerre (d. 1231), French theologian


* William, Archbishop of Mainz (929-968), German bishop, son of Emperor Otto the Great
* William of St-Thierry (c.1085-1148), theologian and mystic, abbot of St. Thierry
* William of Moerbeke (1215-1286), Flemish bishop, translator of philosophical, medical, and scientific texts

Other contemporary people

* will.i.am, American musician, member of the Black Eyed Peas

Fictional characters

* William Brown (fictional boy), main character of the "Just William" novel series
* Baby William, son of Dana Scully in the American television and movie series, "The X-Files"

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  • William I — may refer to:Kings* William I of England (c. 1028–1087) known as William the Conqueror * William I of Sicily (died 1166) * William I of Scotland (died 1214) * William I of the Netherlands (1772–1843) * William I, German Emperor (1797–1888) *… …   Wikipedia

  • William II — may refer to:* William II of Aquitaine (died 926) * William II of Montferrat (died c. 961). * William II Sánchez of Gascony (died after 996). * William II of Provence (c. 987–1019). * William II of Besalú (died 1066). * William I of England (c.… …   Wikipedia

  • William IV — may refer to:* William IV of Aquitaine (937–994). * William IV of Provence (died 1030). * William, Margrave of Meissen (died 1062), also William IV of Weimar. * William IV of Toulouse (c. 1040–1094). * William IV of Montferrat (1030–1100). *… …   Wikipedia

  • William — William1 [wil′yəm] n. [NormFr Willaume < OHG Willehelm < willeo, WILL1 + helm, protection: see HELM1] a masculine name: dim. Bill, Billie, Billy, Liam, Will, Willie, Willy; equiv. Du. Willem, Fr. Guillaume, Ger. Wilhelm, It. Guglielmo, Sp.… …   English World dictionary

  • William VI — may refer to:* William VI of Aquitaine (1004–1038) * William VI of Auvergne (1096–1136) * William VI of Montpellier (before 1120–after 1161) * William VI of Montferrat (c. 1173–1226) * William II, Duke of Bavaria Straubing (died 1417), also… …   Wikipedia

  • William V — may refer to:* William V of Aquitaine (969–1030) * William V of Montpellier (1075–1121) * William V, Marquess of Montferrat (c. 1115–1191) * William I, Duke of Bavaria (1330–1389), also William V of Holland * Wilhelm, Duke of Jülich Cleves Berg… …   Wikipedia

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