• Born date: 1786-04-17
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1865-10-19
William King (physician)

William King (17 April 1786 – 19 October 1865) was a British physician and philanthropist from Brighton. He is best known as an early supporter of the Cooperative Movement.By 1827, Robert Owen had taken his ideas of a co-operative movement to the United States. But they were picked up and amplified by Dr. King. King founded a cooperative store in Brighton. Then in 1828 he started a paper, The Co-operator to promote these ideas.