William Wallace  (1860-1940) was born in Scotland. He was a Scottish classical composer and writer. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Music in the University of London. At first he studied ophthalmology at the University of Glasgow, and in Vienna and Paris. He became a qualified ophthalmic surgeon. In 1889 he entered the Royal Academy in London to study music. Wallace was greatly influenced by Franz Liszt, and was an early (though not the first) composer of symphonic poems in Britain. (Thanks to Wikipedia)