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Richard Wagner

Name at birth: Wilhelm Richard WagnerRichard Wagner is the 19th century German composer and poet famous for taking opera to new dramatic heights in such works as Der Fliegende Holländer (1841) and Der…

Wilhelm II

Name at birth: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor AlbertWilhelm II ruled Germany and Prussia from 1888 until he was forced into exile at the end of World War I, in 1918. He was the grandson of Wilhelm I, the em…

Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt WilhelmBorn: July 26, 1923Baseball RHP Knuckleballer who is 3rd all-time in games pitched (1,070) and 1st in games finished (651) and games won in relief (123); career ERA of 2.52 and 227…

Wilhelm Meister

(2 syl.). The first true German novel. It was by Goethe, who died 1832, aged eighty-three. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, …

Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner was a dashing young leading man in the 1950s, when he starred in movies like What Price Glory (1952, with James Cagney) and Prince Valiant (1954, with Janet Leigh). By the late 1960s he…

Honus Wagner

Honus WagnerBorn: Feb. 24, 1874Baseball SS hit .300 for 17 consecutive seasons (1897-1913) with Louisville and Pittsburgh; led NL in batting 8 times; ended career with 3,430 career hits, a .32…

Lisa Wagner

Lisa WagnerBorn: May 19, 1961Bowler 4-time LPBT Player of Year (1983,86,88,93); 1980's Bowler of Decade; first woman to earn $100,000 in a season; winner of 32 pro titles.Honus WagnerU - ZGret…

Hoyt Wilhelm 2002 Deaths

Hoyt WilhelmAge: 79 knuckleball pitcher, who in 1985 became the first relief pitcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; held the record for games pitched (1,070) when he retired in 1972 (si…

Robert Ferdinand WAGNER

Senate Years of Service: 1927-1949Party: DemocratWAGNER, Robert Ferdinand, a Senator from New York; born in Nastatten, Province Hessen-Nassau, Germany, June 8, 1877; immigrated with his parents…

Peter Joseph WAGNER

WAGNER, Peter Joseph, a Representative from New York; born at Wagners Hollow in the town of Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 14, 1795; moved to Fort Plain, N.Y., with his parents in 18…