- Also God·wi·ne [god-wi-nuh] /ˈgɒd wɪ nə/. Earl of the West Saxons,died 1053, English statesman.
- Gail,born 1937, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
- Mary Woll·stone·craft [woo l-stuh n-kraft, -krahft] /ˈwʊl stənˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/, 1759–97, English writer.
- her husbandWilliam,1756–1836, English political philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
- a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “good friend.”
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- died 1053, Earl of Wessex. He was chief adviser to Canute and Edward the Confessor. His son succeeded Edward to the throne as Harold II
- Mary. See (Mary) Wollstonecraft
- William. 1756–1836, British political philospher and novelist. In An Enquiry concerning Political Justice (1793), he rejected government and social institutions, including marriage. His views greatly influenced English romantic writers
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