Profession: Scottish nobleman
Why Famous: Leader of Scots forces against the English. Portrayed in the film
Historical Events in the Life of William Wallace
1297-09-11 - Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English
1305-08-05 - William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1305-08-23 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.