William Ware (1797 – 1852) was an American writer and minister.
He achieved literary recognition chiefly from his authorship of two historical romances, Zenobia, or the Fall of Palmyra (first published as Letters from Palmyra, 1836 and 1837) and Aurelian (first published as Probus, 1838).
He contributed the Life of Nathaniel Bacon to Jared Sparks's The Library of American Biography. His Lectures on the works and genius of Washington Allston appeared in print in 1852. His Writings were published in 1904.