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Lester James Peries

Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries was a Sri Lankan movie director, screenwriter, and movie producer. He was known for his works Rekava, Gamperaliya, Nidhanaya, Golu Hadawatha, Kaliyugaya, Awaragira and Yuganthaya. His movie Wekande Walauwa wa ...

Jean Perimony

Jean Perimony was a French comedian, actor, educator, theater director, and costume designer. He was born in Dole, Jura. He was known for working with assistant director Robert Manuel and then with Henri Rollan. He created the Cie du Villiers and ...

Juan Peron

Juan Domingo Peron was an Argentine general and politician. He was born in Buenos Aires. He served as President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955, ruling with Eva and again from 1973 to 1974 with his wife Isabel, who was his vice president. In Argen ...

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was a French author who started the literary genre of fairy tales. His best known tales include the following: Les Souhaits ridicules The Ridiculous Wishes La Belle au bois dormant Sleeping Beauty La Marquise de Salusses ou la Pa ...

Jules Perrot

Jules-Joseph Perrot was a French dancer and choreographer. Perrot was born in Lyon, France, and studied with Auguste Vestris. He debuted at the Paris Opera in 1830, and became premier sujet within a year. He became Carlotta Grisis lover in 1836, ...

Luiza Pesjak

Luiza Pesjak was a Slovene poet, writer and translator. She studied at Frohlich Institute. She studied with France Preseren. She wrote Slovenian language poems. A street was named for her.

Zoltan Pesko

Zoltan Pesko was a Hungarian conductor and composer. Pesko was born in Budapest. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Goffredo Petrassi and Franco Ferrara, as well as with Pierre Boulez in Switzerland in the 1960s. He became an ass ...

Vasiliy Mihaylovich Peskov

Vasiliy Mikhailovich Peskov was a Russian writer, journalist, photographer, traveler and ecologist. He has worked in the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda since 1956. From 1975 until 1990 he conducted the TV programme "In the World of Animal ...

Michael Alfred Peszke

Michael Alfred Peszke was a Polish-American psychiatrist and historian of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II. He published several monographs on the Polish Armed Forces in the West between the 1990s and 2010s. Peszke was born in Deblin, the ...

Peter I of Russia

Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alekseevich was a czar of Russia. He transformed Russia from an isolated kingdom into a transcontinental superpower. He became czar of Russia in 1682, after his sister Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia lost a war. In ...

Niels Helveg Petersen

Niels Lolk Helveg Petersen was a Danish politician. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 2000, having held the role of Minister for Economic Affairs between 1988 and 1990. He was a Member of Parliament for the Danish Social Liberal Par ...

Lucien Petipa

Joseph Lucien Petipa was a French ballet dancer and choreographer. He was born in Marseille, France to choreographer and dancer Jean Petipa. He was the brother of Ballet Master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, Marius Petipa. Lucien made his Paris ...

Marius Petipa

Marius Petipa was a French dancer and the principal Ballet Master for the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg from 1869 until 1903. His works include La Bayadere, a revised Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, a revised Swan Lake, and Raymonda. Dance hist ...

Roland Petit

Roland Petit was a French choreographer who wrote dances for Rudolf Nureyev and was later in charge of the Paris Opera. He was born in 1924 at Villemomble, France and began ballet lessons at the age of nine at the Paris Operas School of Dance. Af ...

Teodoro Petkoff

Teodoro Petkoff Malec was a Venezuelan politician, former guerrilla, journalist and economist. He was an important left politician in Venezuela. Petkoff began as a communist but went to liberalism in the 1990s. As Minister of Planning he oversaw ...

Boyan Petrov

Boyan Petrov was a Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer. He worked at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia. He had climbed 10 out of 14 eight-thousanders, all without supplementary oxygen. This made him the Bulgarian altitude climber wi ...

Stanislav Petrov

Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov was a lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. On September 26, 1983, just three weeks after the Soviet military had shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Petrov was the duty officer at the command cente ...

Valeri Petrov

Valeri Nisim Mevorah, better known as Valeri Petrov, was a Bulgarian poet, screenwriter, playwright and translator. He was active between 1945 and the 1990s. He wrote the screenplay for a movie called Yo Ho in 1981. It was made into a movie again ...

Tom Pevsner

Thomas Tom Pevsner was a British assistant movie director and producer. His career lasted from 1953 until 1995. His best known movies were The Ladykillers, The Longest Day and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He also worked on a n ...

Pierre Pflimlin

Pierre Eugene Jean Pflimlin was a French Christian democratic politician. He served as the Prime Minister of the Fourth Republic for a few weeks in 1958, before being replaced by Charles de Gaulle during the crisis of that year.

Paatje Phefferkorn

Verdi Phefferkorn von Offenbach, better known as Paatje Phefferkorn’, was an Indonesian-Dutch practitioner and mixed martial artist. He was born in Bandung, Dutch East Indies. He was the creator of the Indo Melati flag and emblem. In 1967 he star ...

Phidias

Phidias, was a Greek sculptor, painter and architect. His Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. He also designed the statues of the goddess Athena on the Acropolis. These were the Athena Parthenos inside the ...

Philip II of Macedon

Philip II was an ancient king of Macedonia. He ruled from 359 BC to 336 BC. He was the father of the emperor Alexander the Great, who was born in 356 BC. Philip united all of Ancient Greece. He would either bring a city-state into his hegemony wi ...

Philip II of Spain

Philip II of Spain was, starting in 1556, king of Spain, and Burgundy, the Netherlands, Naples, Sicily, and overseas Spanish America. He was born in Valladolid, and was the only son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his wife to live until he wa ...

Philip the Arab

Philip the Arab was the ruler of the Roman Empire from 244 to 249 AD. He is known as Philip the Arab for two reasons. He came from modern-day Syria, he was born in the Roman province of Arabia but that doesn’t mean he is of Arabian Origin, little ...

Philippa of Hainault

Philippa of Hainault was the queen of Edward III of England. Philippa was the daughter of William I, Count of Hainaut, nicknamed the Good, and Joan of Valois, the granddaughter of Philip III of France. King Edward II wanted an alliance with Fland ...

Ray Phiri

Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri was a South African jazz guitarist, singer, fusion and mbaqanga musician. He was born in Mpumalanga to Malawian immigrant worker and South African guitarist nicknamed "Just Now" Phiri. Phiri became founding member of t ...

Astor Piazzolla

Astor Pantaleon Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneon player. He revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style known as nuevo tango, by mixing elements from jazz and classical music.

Picanyol

Josep Lluis Martinez Picañol, artistic name Picanyol, was a Spanish self-taught comic artist. His best known creation is the warlock Ot el bruixot. He died on 18 March 2021, two days after his 73rd birthday.

Luis Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval

Luis Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval was a Colombian Roman Catholic bishop. He became a priest in 1972. He was titular bishop of Centenarian and was auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cali, Colombia, from 1999 to 2007. He then was ...

Gabriel Pierne

Gabriel Pierne was born in Metz in 1863. His family moved to Paris to get away from the Franco-Prussian War. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire. Pierne got first prizes for solfege, piano, organ, counterpoint, and fugue. He won the French Prix ...

Tadeusz Pieronek

Tadeusz Pieronek was a Polish Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop-emeritus. He was auxiliary bishop of the Sosnowiec from 1992 to 1998.

Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre, sometimes known more simply as Pilar de Borbon, was a member of the Spanish royal family. She was oldest child of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona and Princess Maria Mer ...

Eva Pilarova

Eva Pilarova, nee Bojanovska was a Czech jazz and pop music singer-songwriter. After the Velvet revolution of 17 November 1989 she traveled many times to United States, to sing before all for Czech emigrants. In 1977, to continue her career, she ...

Rob Pilatus

Robert Pilatus was an American-German model, dancer and singer. He and musician Fabrice Morvan were the musical group Milli Vanilli. Pilatus and Morvan released an album called Girl You Know Its True. This album sold seven million copies. Later p ...

Jerzy Pilch

Jerzy Pilch was a Polish novelist, columnist, and journalist. He was born in Wisla, Poland. In 1989, he won Koscielski Award for his debut novel Wyznania tworcy pokatnej literatury erotycznej. Pilchs second novel, Spis cudzoloznic was made into a ...

Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Agnes Emma Baker Pilgrim was a Native American spiritual elder. She was born near Grants Pass, Oregon. She was the oldest member of her tribe, the Takelma. Pilgrim was Elected Chairperson of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers ...

Jozef Pilsudski

Jozef Klemens Pilsudski was an important leader of Poland. From 1795 to 1918, Poland was not an independent country. It was divided into three parts between Russia, Prussia Germany and Austria-Hungary. Pilsudski was born in the Russian part. The ...

Pierre Pincemaille

Pierre Pincemaille was a French organist and pedadogue. He is known to be a master of improvisation. Pierre Pincemaille started to study the organ in 1968. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory with five first prizes. He was appointed titular ...

Ibsen Pinheiro

Ibsen Valls Pinheiro was a Brazilian politician, journalist and lawyer. He was a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement. He was Federal Deputy for the Federal District between 1983 and 1994 and again from 2003 to 2011. He also served as Pres ...

John Piper (broadcaster)

John Piper was the mid-morning talk show host on the BBC Radio Solent throughout the 1970s. The name of his program was called Pipers Tune. The show was a mix of music, talk guests and the regular feature called, "Give a Neighbour a Hand", in whi ...

Richard Pipes

Richard Edgar Pipes was a Polish-American academic. His works were about Russian history, especially relating to the Soviet Union. He held strong anti-communist point of view throughout his career. In 1976 he headed Team B, a team of analysts org ...

Pir Sultan Abdal

Pir Sultan Abdal was an Alevit poet. Alevits are the members of the Alevitism, a faith community in Islam. He lived in Turkey and wrote his poems in Turkish. In his poems, he used a direct and clear language. The richness of his thoughts and the ...

Ivo Pitanguy

Ivo Helcio Jardim de Campos Pitanguy was a Brazilian plastic surgeon. He was born in Belo Horizonte. In 1953, he began working at a Brazilian hospital. On December 17, 1961, a burning circus tent fell on 2.500 spectators in the Brazilian city of ...

Sergio Pitol

Sergio Pitol Demeneghi was a Mexican writer, translator and diplomat. In 2005 he received the Cervantes Prize. He was born in Puebla, Mexico. In the 1980s, he served as Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. He also served as a professor at the UNAM, at t ...

Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI, born Achille Ratti, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 260th Pope from 1922 to 1939.

Sam Pivnik

Szmuel "Sam" Pivnik was a Polish Holocaust survivor, author and memoirist. He was the second son of Lajb Pivnik, a tailor, and Feigel Pivnik. He was born in Bedzin, Poland. Pivnik was registered in Auschwitz and tattooed with prisoner number 1359 ...

Trevor Platt

Trevor Charles Platt, FRS, FRSC was a British biological oceanographer. He was known for his fundamental works to quantifying primary production by phytoplankton at many scales of space and time in the ocean. He was born in Salford, Greater Manch ...

John Playfair

John Playfair FRSE, FRS was a Scottish scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is perhaps best known for his book Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth 1802, which summari ...

Leonidas Plaza

Leonidas Plaza Gutierrez was president of Ecuador for two separate occasions: From September 1, 1901 to August 31, 1905 and from September 1, 1912 to August 31, 1916. He was the son of Jose Buenaventura Plaza, a school teacher and, Alegria Gutier ...

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