(1620–88), Elector of Brandenburg 1640–88; known as the Great Elector. His programme of reconstruction and reorganization following the Thirty Years War brought stability to his country and laid the basis for the expansion of Prussian power in the 18th century
see Buffalo Bill.
(1882–1959), US naval officer; known as Bull. He was commander of Allied naval forces in the South Pacific 1942–44 and of the US Third Fleet 1944–45, during the American advance on Japan
(1846–1917), American showman; born William Frederick Cody. He gained his nickname for killing 4,280 buffalo in eight months to feed the Union Pacific Railroad workers, and subsequently devoted his life to his travelling Wild West Show
(1738–1822), German-born British astronomer; full name Sir Frederick William Herschel. His cataloguing of the skies resulted in the discovery of the planet Uranus. He was the first to appreciate the great remoteness of stars and developed the idea that the sun belongs to the star system of the Milky Way
(1904–88), British ballet dancer, choreographer, and director; full name Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton. As a choreographer he created new works as well as popular adaptations of classical ballets
(1792–1871), English astronomer and physicist, son of William; full name Sir John Frederick William Herschel. He extended the sky survey to the southern hemisphere, carried out pioneering work in photography, and made contributions to meteorology and geophysics