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William male forename.
St William of Norwich said to have been murdered in 1144, supposedly by Jews for ritual purposes; his anti-Semitic cult, resembling that of Little St Hugh, had a local popularity, and images of him survive in screen paintings in East Anglia.
William of Occam (c.1285–1349), English philosopher and Franciscan friar. A defender of nominalism, he is known for the maxim called Occam's razor, that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary.

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William (crown prince of Germany)

William or Frederick William, 1882–1951, crown prince of Germany, son of William II. In World War I he commanded (1914) an army on the Western Front and was nominal commander in the German attack (1916) on Verdun. He fled to Holland in Nov., 1918, and renounced his rights to the throne, but he returned (1923) to Germany with the permission of the Weimar government. He was a supporter of Adolf Hitler for a time.

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William (ruler of Albania)

William, ruler of Albania: see William, prince of Wied.

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William (king of Scotland)

William, king of Scotland: see William the Lion.

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