biographical name

Wil·​liam ˈwil-yəm How to pronounce William (audio)
name of 4 kings of England: I (the Conqueror) circa 1028–1087 (reigned 1066–87); II ( Rufus ˈrü-fəs How to pronounce William (audio) ) circa 1056–1100 (reigned 1087–1100); III 1650–1702 (reigned 1689–1702—see mary ii); IV 1765–1837 (reigned 1830–37)

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“William.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/William. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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