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Washington, George (1732-1799)

by Jonathan Rowe

As the first president of the United States, George Washington set the standard for peaceful republicanism and responsible divided leadership.


Wicksell, Knut (1851-1926)

by Richard E. Wagner

Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist whose insights on banking and investment influenced and anticipated the work of public choice economists.


Wilberforce, William (1759-1833)

by Lawrence W. Reed

William Wilberforce was a British abolitionist leader. His activism changed public opinion and aided in the abolition of the British slave trade.


Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

by Wendy McElroy

Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.