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William Tell

1275–1325
Civilization: European — Swiss
   Field of Renown:  hero — Rebel
Era:  Feudal

Swiss Folk Hero who shot an apple off his son's head and murdered a tyrannical Governor.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Story of William Tell  in  Fifty Famous Stories  by  James Baldwin
William Tell, the Swiss Patriot  in  Old Time Tales  by  Lawton Evans
William Tell and Arnold Von Winkelried  in  Famous Men of the Middle Ages  by  John Haaren
Men of the Forest Cantons  in  Patriots and Tyrants  by  Marion Lansing
William Tell  in  Heroes Every Child Should Know  by  H. W. Mabie
Rise of Switzerland  in  The Story of Europe  by  H. E. Marshall
William Tell and the Swiss Patriots  in  Historical Tales - German  by  Charles Morris
William Tell  in  Book of Legends  by  Horace Scudder
William Tell and Arnold Von Winkelried  in  European Hero Stories  by  E. M. Tappan


Image Links


The Monument to William Tell at Altdorf
 in Stories from German History

First Trip of the Clermont
 in Great Inventors

William Tell and the Apple
 in Fifty Famous Stories

Tell shoots the apple from his son's head
 in Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Tell's leap
 in Famous Men of the Middle Ages

William Tell
 in Patriots and Tyrants

Ping!' went the bowstring
 in Stories of William Tell

As Tell leaped he gave the boat a backward push with his foot
 in Stories of William Tell

Tell's second arrow had found its mark
 in Stories of William Tell

Statue of William Tell
 in Historical Tales - German

Tell's Escape from Gessler
 in European Hero Stories
As soon as they caught a glimpse of him, the boys would run to meet him.
As soon as they caught a glimpse of him, the boys would run to meet him.
 in William Tell

Baumgarten fled, and sought to reach the
 in William Tell

Tell raised his eyes for a moment toward
 in William Tell

Tell seized his bow and jumped out on the
 in William Tell