As the first president of the United States, George Washington set the standard for peaceful republicanism and responsible divided leadership.
Knut Wicksell was a Swedish economist whose insights on banking and investment influenced and anticipated the work of public choice economists.
William Wilberforce was a British abolitionist leader. His activism changed public opinion and aided in the abolition of the British slave trade.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a noted figure of the Enlightenment, contributing one of the most influential feminist works of her time.