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Famous Williams Quiz

All of the answers are people whose first name is William.
Includes nicknames such as Billy and Will.
Quiz by Elan
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Last updated: February 25, 2016
First submittedFebruary 24, 2016
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Clue
Person
English playwright
William Shakespeare
42nd President
Bill Clinton
Braveheart
William Wallace
Old West outlaw
Billy the Kid
Battle of Hastings
William the Conqueror
Early Quaker
William Penn
Discovered blood circulation
William Harvey
Southern novelist
William Faulkner
Won the Spanish-American war
William McKinley
Captain James T. Kirk
William Shatner
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Person
Discovered infrared radiation
William Herschel
Creator of an American newspaper empire
William Randolph Hearst
Lord of the Flies
William Golding
Shortest-serving US President
William Henry Harrison
____ ___ the Science Guy
Bill Nye
Heaviest US President
William Howard Taft
Founder of Microsoft
Bill Gates
"Piano Man"
Billy Joel
"When Harry Met Sally" Hollywood film star
Billy Crystal
Boston Celtics center who won 11 championships in 13 years
Bill Russell
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level 77
Feb 24, 2016
The standard spelling is "William the Conqueror" (with 2 "o"s). Please accept this spelling.
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level 62
Feb 24, 2016
You're right. The answer has been changed to "William the Conqueror."
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level 68
Feb 25, 2016
Some answers just need the last name, others need both names (Bill Gates). Why??
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level 62
Feb 25, 2016
It was just a mistake. "Gates" will work now.
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level 66
Feb 25, 2016
Great quiz. If you're open to suggestions then William Hartnell, the first ever Doctor Who, is a great one!
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level 62
Feb 25, 2016
Thanks for the suggestion! For this quiz, I picked who I consider are the 20 best Williams. There are certainly many more great ones, including William Hartnell, and you can always make a Famous Williams #2 if you want.