portrait of William Warde Fowler

William Warde Fowler (16 May 1847 – 15 June 1921) was an English historian and ornithologist, and tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford.[1] He was best known for his works on ancient Roman religion.[2]

Among his most influential works was The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic (1899). H. H. Scullard, in the introduction to his 1981 book on a similar topic, singled out Fowler's book as a particularly valuable resource despite its age, writing, "I have not been so presumptuous as to attempt to provide an alternative."[3]


  1. ^ "FOWLER, William Warde". The International Who's Who in the World. 1912. p. 474.
  2. ^ Matheson, P. E.; Myfanwy Lloyd (2004). "Fowler, William Warde". In H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (ed.). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 3 April 2007.
  3. ^ H. H. Scullard (1981). Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 12. ISBN 0-500-40041-5.