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William Martin
Eccentric and self-proclaimed philosopher

William Martin

William Martin
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Intro Eccentric and self-proclaimed philosopher
Was Philosopher Poet
From United Kingdom
Field Literature Philosophy
Gender male
Birth 21 June 1772, Haltwhistle
Death 9 February 1851, Chelsea (aged 78 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


William Martin may refer to:


  • William Martin (architect) (1829–1900), British architect
  • William Martin (garden designer) (born 1953), plantsman and garden designer
  • William Martin (novelist), American novelist
  • William Martin (tenor) (born 1898), American opera singer
  • William E. Martin, American songwriter, screenwriter and voice actor
  • William H. "Dad" Martin, American photographer
  • William Martin (director), American stage director


  • William T. Martin (1823–1910), American lawyer, politician and Confederate States Army general
  • William Martin (Royal Navy officer) (c. 1696–1756), naval officer and admiral
  • Sir William Martin, 4th Baronet (1801–1895), First Sea Lord of Britain, 1858–1859
  • William Martin (sailor) (1839–?), Irish born American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
  • William Martin (Medal of Honor, b. 1842), German born American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Major William Martin, fictitious Royal Marines officer in Operation Mincemeat, a British deception in World War II, dramatised in The Man Who Never Was

Politics and government

  • William Martin (MP) (died c. 1609), English MP for Exeter, 1597
  • William D. Martin (1789–1833), US Congressman from South Carolina
  • Sir William Martin (judge) (1807–1880), first Chief Justice of New Zealand, 1841–1857
  • William Harrison Martin (1822–1898), U.S. Representative from Texas
  • William V. Martin (c. 1870s–?), British Vice-Consul in Ferrol, Spain
  • William T. Martin (mayor) (1788–1866), 5th mayor of Columbus, Ohio
  • Lee Martin (politician) (William Lee Martin, 1870–1950), New Zealand politician of the Labour Party
  • William Melville Martin (1876–1970), premier of Saskatchewan
  • William Martin (Canadian politician) (1886–1973), Canadian clergyman and politician
  • William Henry Porteous Martin (1886–1939), British MP for Dunbartonshire, 1923–1924
  • William McChesney Martin (1906–1998), chairman of the board of the U.S. Federal Reserve
  • William Martin (Australian politician) (1834–1917), New South Wales politician
  • William B. Martin (1846-1916), American politician

Science, engineering and philosophy

  • William Martin (naturalist) (1767–1810), English naturalist and palaeontologist
  • William Martin (philosopher) (1772–1851), English inventor, eccentric, and philosopher
  • William Charles Linnaeus Martin (1798–1864), English naturalist
  • William Clyde Martin (physicist) (1929–2013), American physicist
  • William Keble Martin (1877–1969), British botanist
  • William A. Martin (1938–1981), American computer scientist
  • William F. Martin (born 1957), American botanist and molecular biologist
  • William Flynn Martin (born 1950), energy economist, educator, and international diplomat
  • William Hamilton Martin (1931–1987), American cryptologist, defector to the Soviet Union


  • William Martin (footballer), professional footballer for Huddersfield Town
  • William Martin (English cricketer) (1844–1871), English cricketer
  • William Martin (Australian cricketer) (1856-1938), Australian cricketer
  • William Martin (sport shooter) (1866–1931), American Olympic sport shooter
  • William Martin (American football), head football coach at Wabash College, 1887
  • William Martin (water polo) (1906–1980), British Olympic water polo player
  • William Martin (skeleton racer) (born 1928), American Olympic skeleton racer
  • William Martin (Olympic sailor) (1828–1905), French sailor
  • William Trevor Martin (born 1925), New Zealand Test cricket umpire
  • William C. Martin, University of Michigan athletics director


  • William Clyde Martin (1893–1984), American Methodist bishop
  • William Martin (1796–?), accompanied George Bass and Matthew Flinders in the Tom Thumb, see Martin Islet (New South Wales)

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