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Plutarch

Mestrius Plutarchus, better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, and writer of biographies and essays. Plutarch was born into a well-known family in Chaeronea, Boeotia Greece, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His works ar ...

Valentin Pokrovsky

Valentin Ivanovich Pokrovsky was a Russian medical scientist, epidemiologist and infectionist. He was President of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences from 1987 to 2006. He was an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2013 until ...

Eugenio Polgovsky

Eugenio Polgovsky was a Mexican movie director, cinematographer and editor. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Polgovsky was known for the Mexican documentaries "Tropic of Cancer" and Los Herederos "The Inheritors". Polgovsky died in London on A ...

Paolo Poli

Paolo Poli was an Italian theatre actor. He has also acted in movies and on television. He starred in many famous operas such as Aldino mi cali un filino, Rita of Cascia, Caterina de Medici, Lasino doro, Gullivers Travels, La leggenda di San Greg ...

Augusto Polo Campos

Augusto Armando Polo Campos was a Peruvian composer. His vals "Regresa" was a number one hit internationally for Peruvian singer Lucha Reyes, and again in an instrumental form for Peruvian electronic band Madre Matilda. One of his songs was inclu ...

Henrik Ponten

Henrik Ponten was a Swedish jurist. He was born in Kalmar, Sweden. He worked for the organization Svenska antipiratbyrån, and was often seen representing the organization in the media. He became well known in Swedish media during the Bahnhof raid ...

Eve Poole

She was born in Germany and fled with her family to Mandatory Palestine in 1932. During the war she served in the British army. She married a New Zealand tank commander and after the war she moved to New Zealand. Being trained in theatre skills i ...

Victor Popa

Victor Popa was a Moldovan politician. He was a member of the Parliament of Moldova from 2010 until 2013. He left office when he was named a Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova. Popa died on 15 November 2020 at the age ...

Pope Anacletus

Pope Anacletus, also sometimes referred to as Pope Cletus, was the third Pope of the Catholic Church. He served from 76-88 C.E. He established a Christian community in Ruvo, Apulia, where he baptized Christian followers in secret. After the death ...

Pope Anicetus

Pope Anicetus, was the tenth Pope of the Catholic Church, the official title is the Bishop of Rome. During his time as Pope, Rome became a center of Christian knowledge with the teachings of St. Hegesippus, St. Justin Martyr and St. Polycarp, a f ...

Pope Formosus

Pope Formosus was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 6 October 891 to his death. His reign as pope was troubled, marked by power struggles over the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Kingdom of West Francia, and the Holy Roman Empire.

Pope Hyginus

Pope Hyginus was the eighth Pope of the Catholic Church. He served around 138–142 AD. Hyginus was a Greek born in Athens. He served as Pope during the heretical teachings of the Gnostics. Heresy is a belief or opinion that does not agree with the ...

Frank Popper

Frank Popper was a French historian of art and technology. He was Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the Science of Art at the University of Paris VIII. He was author of the books: Origins and Development of Kinetic Art, Art, Action, and Partic ...

Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche was born in Austria. He was a talented and well-known car designer, especially of race cars. But he always wanted to make a small car useful for a family. Finally Adolf Hitler gave him the opportunity to make the Volkswagen Beet ...

Luis Posada Carriles

Luis Clemente Posada Carriles was a Cuban exile militant and Central Intelligence Agency agent. He was thought to be a terrorist by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Government of Cuba, among others. He died on May 23, 201 ...

Enoch Powell

Powell was born on June 16, 1912 in Birmingham, England and raised there. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and at School of Oriental and African Studies. Before becoming a politician, Powell was a professor of Ancient Greek at Sydney Univ ...

Peter Powell (kite)

Peter Trevor Powell was an English kite maker. He developed a steerable kite in 1972, using dual lines. Powells kites had spars made of Gonystylus which were later replaced with aluminium tubing and, later still, by glass fibre spars. Powells kit ...

Maria Pozsonec

Maria Pozsonec was a Hungarian-born Slovenian politician. From 1990 and 2008, she served as representative of the Hungarian national community in the National Assembly of Slovenia.

Dith Pran

Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist. He was best known as a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide. Pran died on 30 March 2008 in New Brunswick, New Jersey from pancreatic cancer, aged 65.

Arpad Prandler

Arpad Prandler was a Hungarian professor of international law and a jurist. From 1952 he taught at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. He served as an ad litem Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The court is ...

Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE was an English author. He was known for his fantasy works, including the famous Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. He was the UKs best-selling author of the 1990s. He was born in B ...

Steve Prestwich

Steven William Prestwich was an English born musician who became famous as the drummer in two Australian rock bands, the Little River Band and Cold Chisel Born in Liverpool, his family moved to Adelaide, Australia, in 1971. He formed a band calle ...

Georges Prêtre

Georges Prêtre was a French orchestral and opera conductor. His Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut came in 1965, with first appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, and La Scala, Milan, also coming in the same decade. He worked ...

Diane Pretty

Diane Pretty was a British woman who became known for a debate on laws of euthanasia. She had attempted to change British law so she could end her own life because of the pains and problems of the terminal illness motor neurone disease. Over time ...

Otfried PreuSler

Otfried PreuSler or Otfried Preussler was a German childrens book author. He wrote over 100 books. Some of them are The Robber Hotzenplotz and The Satanic Mill. His books sold 50 million copies. They have been translated into over 55 languages. P ...

Costanzo Preve

Costanzo Preve was an Italian philosopher and a political theoretician. He was born in Valenza. He is thought to be as one of the most important anti-capitalist European thinkers and a renowned expert in the history of Marxism. He was influenced ...

Jacques Prevert

Jacques Prevert was a French poet and screenwriter. His parents were Andre Prevert and Suzanne Catusse. Jacques Prevert was married to Simone Dienne 1925-1946 then divorced and re-married to Janine Tricotet 1947-1977

George Cadle Price

George Cadle Price, PC, OCC, was a Belizean politician and statesman. He served twice as the head of government and Prime Minister of Belize from 7 April 1961– 17 December 1984 and 7 September 1989– 3 July 1993. He served as First Minister of Bri ...

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley was an English chemist, philosopher, clergyman, and teacher. He is known as the discoverer of oxygen. He was a Unitarian. On 1 August 1774, Priestly identified oxygen in his laboratory at Bowood House in Wiltshire, England.

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (born 1924)

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia was the elder son of Prince Paul. His father served as Regent of Yugoslavia in the 1930s, and his wife, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. He was born in White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey. Alexander married Princ ...

Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies which ruled the defunct Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until 1860. He was an engineer who worked in radar technology.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was the wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. She was the mother of Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. She was the daughte ...

Princess Chichibu

Princess Chichibu was the wife of Prince Chichibu of Japan, the second son of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. She was, therefore, a sister-in-law of Emperor Shōwa and an aunt of the present Emperor, Akihito. After her husbands death from Tuber ...

Antonio Prohias

Antonio Prohias was a Cuban-born cartoonist. He is best known as the creator of Spy vs. Spy. The running gag is of two incompent spies-one in black clothing-one in white clothing-who consisity try to outdo each other in comic mayhem. Although one ...

Giuseppina Projetto

Giuseppina Projetto-Frau was an Italian supercentenarian. She was the oldest living person in Italy since the death of Marie Josephine Gaudette on 13 July 2017. Projetto was the oldest living person born in Italy since the death of Emma Morano on ...

Liese Prokop

Liese Prokop was an Austrian athlete and politician. Prokop was born in Vienna, Austria. Before being married to Gunnar Prokop, her name was Liese Sykora. The two had two sons and a daughter. Prokop won the silver medal in the Pentathlon in the 1 ...

Protagoras

Protagoras was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. He is called one of the sophists by Plato, the Greek philosopher who followed Socrates. In Platos dialogue Protagoras, he credits Protagoras with having invented the role of the professional sophis ...

Marcel Prudhomme

Marcel Prudhomme was a Canadian politician. He was a member of the Senate of Canada for La Salle, Quebec from 1993 until his resignation in 2009. Before, he was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada from 1963 through 1993 for S ...

Boleslaw Prus

Boleslaw Prus was a Polish writer. He was born in Hrubieszow and died in Warsaw. As a 15-year-old high-school student, he fought in Polands January 1863 Uprising. Prus is best known for his novels, Lalka The Doll and the historical novel Faraon P ...

Wlodzimierz Ptak

Wlodzimierz Wojciech Ptak was a Polish immunologist and microbiologist. In 1986, he became a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Learning. He was a professor at the Medical Academy in Krakow, later transformed into ...

Antonio Pujia

Antonio Pujia was an Italian-born Argentine sculptor. Through his artwork he has always honored women, but he has also denounced the world´s horrors of famine and war. He was born in Polia, Calabria, Italy. His 1975 exhibit at the San Martin Cult ...

Walter Pukutiwara

Walter Pukutiwara was an Aboriginal artist from central Australia. He crafted traditional tools, such as spears and spear-throwers, and wooden sculptures, known in Western Desert languages as puṉu. He made these by carving the wood and then engra ...

Casimir Pulaski

Count Kazimierz Michal Wladyslaw Wiktor Pulaski of Slepowron coat of arms was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called "the father of the American cavalry". Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the B ...

Yitzhak Pundak

Yitzhak Pundak, born Yitzhak Fundik, was an Israeli general, diplomat and politician. He turned 100 in June 2013. He was born in Krakow, Poland. He moved to Mandatory Palestine in 1933. Pundak received his first senior diplomatic point in Novembe ...

Eduard Punset

Eduard Punset i Casals was a Spanish politician, lawyer, economist and science popularise. He was a member of Adolfo Suarezs Union of the Democratic Centre. He served as a member of the Congress of Deputies from 1982 to 1983. He was later a membe ...

Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar was an Indian and Canadian business person. She was the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor. She was a sales manager in the Dubai-based TECOM Investments. She was also a co-owner of the India-based Rendezvous Sports World. Her ...

Hariton Pushwagner

Hariton Pushwagner, or under the pseudonym of Terje Brofos, a Norwegian pop artist. He was born in Oslo. Pushwagner illustrated Axel Jensens book Og resten står skrivd i stjernene/And the Rest is Written in the Stars 1995. Fascinated by comics si ...

Andries Putter

Vice Admiral Andries Petrus Putter SSAS SD MMM was a South African military commander. He served as Chief of the South African Navy twice, first from 1982 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 1990. He was born in Brits in 1935. He joined the Navy in 19 ...

Puyi

Pu-yi was the last Emperor of China. He was crowned emperor in 1908 at the age of three. He married five times but never had any children. His father was Zaifeng Prince Chun II. He never knew his mother and was raised by eunuchs. At the age of si ...

Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus or Pyrrhos was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. His life was lived in the rather confused times following the death of Alexander the Great. Alexanders successors, known as the Diadochi, were continually at war with ea ...

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