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Voltaire (1694-1778)

by Wendy McElroy

Voltaire was a popular philosopher and writer of the French Enlightenment. His works advocated for toleration and rationalism and were widely read and accepted.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.