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Jack Paar, American entertainer and talk show host (1918 - )
Vance Packard, American nonfiction writer (1914 - 1996)
Clementine Paddleford, American journalist and editor (1900 - 1967)
H.A. Page, (see Alexander Hay Japp)
Catesby Paget, English hymn writer
Camille Paglia, American author and critic (1947 - )
Marcel Pagnol, French dramatist and moviemaker (1895 - 1974)
Satchel Paige, American baseball pitcher (1906 - 1982)
Robert Treat Paine, American poet (1773 - 1811)
Thomas Paine, English political writer and free thinker (1737 - 1809)
Jose de Palafox y Melzi, Spanish general and Duke of Saragossa (1780 - 1847)
Gabriel Paleotti, Italian cardinal and writer (1524 - 1597)
Grace Paley, American writer (1922 - )
William Paley, English theologian and philosopher (1743 - 1805)
Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet and critic (1824 - 1897)
Marcus S. Palingenius (Manzolli), Italian physician (16th century)
Palladas, Greek epigrammatist (about 450)
Arnold Palmer, American golfer (1929 - )
John Williamson Palmer, American physican and author (1825 - 1896)
Samuel Palmer, English artist (1805 - 1880)
Vance Palmer, Australian novelist (1885 - 1959)
Henry John Temple Palmerston, English viscount and statesman (1784 - 1865)
Chevalier de Panet, French mariner (1762 - 1834)
Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragist (1858 - 1928)
Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragist (1882 - 1960)
Anna Paquin, New Zealander actress (1982 - )
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus, (Swiss-born) physician (1493 - 1541)
Bill Parcells, American football coach (1941 - )
Julia Pardoe, English historian and novelist (1806 - 1862)
Gail Parent, American scenarist (1940 - )
Andrew Park, Scottish poet (1807 - 1863)
Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist (1920 - 1955)
Dorothy Parker, American critic and humorist (1893 - 1967)
Edward Griffin Parker, American attorney and editor (1825 - 1868)
Dr. Edward Hazen Parker, American physician and writer (1823 - 1896)
Sir Gilbert Parker, Canadian author (1862 - 1932)
Martyn Parker, English poet and ballad-monger ( - 1656)
Theodore Parker, American theologian, pastor and scholar (1810 - 1860)
C. Northcote Parkinson, English writer (1909 - 1993)
Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (1912 - )
Rosa Parks, American civil rights leader (1913 - )
Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (1846 - 1891)
Thomas Parnell, Irish poet (1679 - 1717)
Mrs. Parr, English novelist (1828 - 1900)
Thomas W. Parsons, American poet (1819 - 1892)
Tony Parsons, English critic and writer (1953 - )
Dolly Parton, American singer, song writer and actress (1946 - )
Sara Willis Parton, (see Fanny Fern)
Blaise Pasqal, French philosopher, geometer and writer (1623 - 1662)
Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (1890 - 1960)
Louis Pasteur, French chemist and bacteriologist (1822 - 1895)
Patanjali, Indian sage who wrote the "Yoga Sutras" (between 4th and 1st century BC)
Walter Pater, English essayist and critic (1839 - 1894)
Joe Paterno, American football coach (1926 - )
Katherine Paterson, American children's writer
Coventry Patmore, English poet (1823 - 1896)
Alan Paton, South African novelist (1903 - 1988)
Patricius, Bishop of Gaeta (about 450)
St. Patrick, Romano-British patron saint of Ireland (c. 5th century)
Floyd Patterson, American boxer (1935 - )
George S. Patton, American army officer and armored-warfare tactician (1885 - 1945)
Paul, Grand duc de Russie, Russian emperor (1754 - 1801)
Pope Paul III, Italian religious leader, convoked Council of Trent (1468 - 1549)
Pope Paul VI, Italian religious leader (1897 - 1978)
Alice Paul, American lawyer (1885 - 1977)
Jean Paul, German novelist and humorist (1763 - 1825)
Wolfgang Pauli, American (Austrian-born) physicist (1900 - 1958)
Linus Pauling, American chemist (1901 - 1994)
Saint Pontius Meropius Paulinus, French Bishop of Nola (c. 353 - 431)
Luciano Pavarotti, Italian lyric tenor (1935 - )
Cesare Pavese, Italian poet, critic, novelist and translator (1908 - 1950)
Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (1849 - 1936)
Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (1881 - 1931)
Sir Amice Pawlet (Sir Amyas Paulet), English keeper of Mary Queen of Scots (about 1536 - 1588)
Dr. John Randolph Paxton, American clergyman (1843 - 1923)
James Payn, English novelist (1830 - 1898)
John Howard Payne, American actor, dramatic poet and song writer (1792 - 1852)
Percy Somers Payne, Irish poet (1850 - 1874)
Sarah Payson, (see Fanny Fern) (1811 - 1871)
Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, writer and diplomat (1914 - )
Josephine Preston Peabody (Mrs. Marks), American poet and writer (1874 - 1922)
Thomas Love Peacock, English novelist and poet (1785 - 1866)
Norman Vincent Peale, American religious broadcaster and writer (1898 - 1993)
Donn Pearce and Stuart Rosenberg, American novelist / movie director-producer (20th century / 1920 -)
Minnie Pearl, American comedienne (1912 - 1996)
Drew Pearson (Andrew Russell Pearson), American newspaper journalist and radio commentator (1897 - 1969)
Hesketh Pearson, English actor, director and biographer (1887 - 1964)
Bishop John Pearson, English prelate and expounder of the creed (1613 - 1686)
Neil Peart, American libertarian, song writer and drummer for "Rush" (1952 - )
George Peele, English dramatist and poet (c. 1558 - 1598)
Westbrook Pegler, American journalist (1894 - 1969)
Charles Peguy, French philosopher and poet (1873 - 1914)
Pele, Brazilian soccer player (1940 - )
Paul Pelisson (Peleisson) Fontanier, French litterateur (1624 - 1693)
Claude le Pelletier (Peletier), French magistrate (about 1630 - 1711)
Silvio Pellico, Italian poet (1788 - 1854)
Harvey Penick, American golfer and teacher (1905 - 1995)
William Penn, English Quaker, colonizer and founder of Pennsylvania (1644 - 1718)
Roger Penrose, English mathematician and theoretical physicist (1931 - )
Claude Pepper, American congressman (1900 - 1989)
Samuel Pepys, English diarist and naval administrator (1633 - 1703)
James Gates Percival, American poet and scholar (1795 - 1856)
Thomas Percy, English bishop, poet and scholar (1729 - 1811)
William Alexander Percy, American lawyer and poet (1885 - 1942)
Hardouin de Perefixe, French historian (1605 - 1670(1))
Sidney Joseph (S.J.) Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (1904 - 1979)
Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman (1923 - )
Periander of Corinth, Greek one of Seven Sages (- about 585 BC)
Pericles, Greek statesman (495 BC - 429 BC)
Anthony Perkins, American actor (1932 - 1992)
Frances Perkins, American educator and government official (1880 - 1965)
Eva Peron, Argentinian political leader (1919 - 1952)
H. Ross Perot, American computer industrialist and philanthropist (1930 - )
Nora Perry, American author (1841 - 1896)
Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (1785 - 1819)
Gen. John Joseph Pershing, American general (1860 - 1948)
Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus), Etrurian satirical poet (34 - 62)
Peschel, German Privy Councellor (19th century)
Henri Phillipe Petain, French general. marshal of France and defender of Verdun (1857 - 1951)
Irene Peter, American writer
Laurence J. Peter, Canadian writer (1919 - 1990)
Tom Peters, American consultant and author (1942 - )
Frederick Peterson (used pseudonym Pai Ta-shun), American physician and poet (1859 - 1938)
Virgilia Peterson, American writer and television personality (1904 - 1966)
James L. Petigru, American lawyer and statesman (1789 - 1863)
Henri Petit, writer of "Les Justes Solitudes"
Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (1304 - 1374)
Petronius (Petronius Arbiter), Roman writer (died c. 66)
Gottfried Conrad Pfeffel, German poet and fabulist (1736 - 1809)
Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (1957 - )
Phaedrus, Roman poet and short-story writer (15 BC - 50 AD)
Edward J. Phelps, American jurist and diplomatist (1822 - 1900)
William Lyon Phelps, American educator and journalist (1865 - 1943)
Philemon, Greek poet of new comedy (360? BC - 262? BC)
Ambrose Philips, English poet and dramatist (1671 - 1749)
John Philips, English poet (1676 - 1708)
Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (1923 - )
Charles Phillips, Irish barrister (c. 1788 - 1856)
Katherine Phillips (Philips), English poet (1631 - 1664)
Stephen Phillips, English dramatic poet (1868 - 1915)
Susan K. Phillips, American poet (1870 - )
Wendell Phillips, American orator and abolitionist (1811 - 1884)
Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, playwright and dramatist (1862 - 1960)
Philostratus, Greek sophist and rhetorician (c. 170 - 250)
Dr. Edward P. Philpots, dental scientist, physician and explorer
John James Piatt, American poet (1835 - 1917)
Guy de Faur, Lord of Pibrac, French jurist and poet (1529 - 1584)
Francis Picabia, French painter, illustrator, designer and editor (1879 - 1953)
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (1881 - 1973)
Mrs. Pablo Picasso, wife of painter Pablo Picasso
T. Boone Pickens, American businessman (1928 - )
William Pickens, American educator and university dean (1881 - 1954)
Mary Pickford, Canadian actress (1894 - 1979)
Franklin Pierce, American 14th president of U.S. (1804 - 1869)
Marge Piercy, American writer (1936 - )
John Pierpont, American poet and divine (1785 - 1866)
Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro, (see Metastasio)
Lorenzo Pignotti, Italian physician, historian and fabulist (1739 - 1812)
de Piis, French writer (1755 - 1831)
Gen. Albert Pike, American lawyer, journalist, historian and Confederate general (1809 - 1891)
P.B.S. Pinchback, American politician (1837 - 1921)
Gifford Pinchot, American politician and conservationist (1865 - 1946)
Charles C. Pinckney, American soldier, statesman and ambassador to French Republic (1746 - 1825)
Pindar, Greek poet (c. 522 BC - 433 BC)
Edward C. Pinkney, American author (1802 - 1828)
Harold Pinter, English dramatist (1930 - )
Hester L. (Thrale) Piozzi, English author and friend of Dr. Johnson
Luigi Pirandello, Italian playwright, novelist and short-story writer (1867 - 1936)
Alexis Piron, French dramatic poet (1689 - 1773)
Christopher Pitt, English poet and translator (1699 - 1748)
William Pitt (Earl of Chatham), English statesman and orator (1708 - 1778)
William Pitt ("The Younger"), English statesman, orator and prime minister (1759 - 1806)
Pittacus of Mitylene, Greek one of Seven Sages, statesman, philosopher and poet (about 652 BC - 569 BC)
Pope Pius II, Italian cleric and pope 1458-64 (1405 - 1464)
Rene Charles Guilbert de Pixerecourt, French dramatist and author (1773 - 1847)
James Robinson Planche, English antiquary and dramatist (1796 - 1880)
Max Planck, German physicist (1858 - 1947)
Sylvia Plath, American novelist and poet (1932 - 1963)
Plato, Greek philosopher (c. 427 BC - 347 BC)
Ann Plato, American educator (c. 1819 - 1860)
Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Roman dramatist (254 BC - 184 BC)
Gary player, South African golfer (1935 - )
John Playford, English writer on music (1613 - 1693)
Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), Roman naturalist (23 - 79)
Pliny the Younger (Caius Caecilius Secundus), Roman author and orator (about 62 - 113)
William Plomer, South African-British man of letters (1903 - 1973)
Plotinus, Roman (Egyptian-born) philosopher (205? - 270)
Dr. Plume, English resided at Maldon, Essex (fl. 1650)
Plutarch, Greek philosopher and biographer (c. 46 - 120)
Li Po (Li Pai or Li T'ai-po), Chinese poet of the T'ang dynasty (700 - 762)
Isaac Pocock, English dramatist (1781 - 1835)
Norman Podhoretz (1930 - )
Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and prose writer (1809 - 1849)
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, American writer, editor and columnist
Henri Poincare, French mathematician (1854 - 1912)
Cardinal Reginald Pole, English cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury (1500 - 1558)
Melchior de Polignam, French cardinal, statesman and writer (1661 - 1741)
James Knox Polk, American 11th president of U.S. (1795 - 1849)
Josephine Pollard, American poet (1843 - 1892)
Jackson Pollock, American painter (1912 - 1956)
Robert Pollok, Scottish religious poet (about 1798 - 1827)
Polybius, Greek historian (204 BC - 125 BC)
John Pomfret, English poet (1667 - 1703)
Mme. Pompadour, French mistress of Louis XV (1721 - 1764)
Georges Pompidou, French statesman, bank director and teacher (1911 - 1974)
Faith Popcorn, American management consultant (1947 - )
Alexander Pope, English poet and critic (1688 - 1744)
Walter Pope, English physician and writer (1630 - 1714)
Sir John Popham, English Lord Chief Justice (1531? - 1607)
Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher (1902 - 1994)
Dr. Richard Porson, English scholar of Greek and critic (1759 - 1808)
Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist (1893 - 1964)
Eleanor Hodgman Porter, American novelist (1868 - 1920)
Henry Porter, English dramatist (living 1599)
Horace Porter, American general (1837 - 1920)
Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist and short-story writer (1894 - 1980)
Sylvia Porter, American journalist and finance expert (1913 - 1991)
William Sydney Porter, (see O. Henry)
Bishop Beilby Porteus, English bishop and writer of prose and verse (1731 - 1808)
Posidippus (Poseidippos), Greek comic poet (living 289 BC)
Emily Post, American etiquette authority (1872 - 1960)
Beatrix Potter, English author (1866 - 1943)
Bishop Henry Codman Potter, American Protestant Episcopal bishop (1835 - 1908)
Stephen Potter, English humorist (1900 - 1969)
Ezra Pound, American poet, critic and translator (1885 - 1972)
Adam Clayton Powell, American politician and pastor (1908 - 1972)
Anthony Powell, English novelist (1905 - )
Colin Powell, American military leader (1937 - )
Sir John Powell, English judge (1633 - 1696)
Terry Prachett (1948 - )
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and writer (1802 - 1839)
George Densison Prentice, American newspaperman, editor, humorist and poet (1802 - 1870)
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, American author (1818 - 1878)
Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (1935 - 1977)
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, American actress (1945 - )
Margaret J. Preston, American poet (1825 - 1897)
Edmund Prestwich, English poet and classical scholar (living in 1651)
Jacques Prevert, French poet and screenwriter (1900 - 1977)
Leontyne Price, American opera singer (1927 - )
Reynolds Price, American educator and novelist (1933 - )
Richard Price, American novelist (late 20th century)
Humphrey Prideaux, English clergyman and Oriental scholar (1648 - 1724)
Ivy Baker priest, American government official (1905 - 1975)
Gerald Priestland, English writer and journalist (1927 - 1991)
John Boynton Priestley, English author and dramatist (1894 - 1984)
Joseph Priestly, English chemist, political theorist and clergyman (1733 - 1804)
Victoria Principal, American actress (20th century)
Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (1664 - 1721)
V.S. Pritchett, English novelist, short-story writer and critic (1900 - 1997)
Adelaide Anne Procter, English poet and activist (1825 - 1864)
Bryan Waller Procter, (see Barry Cornwall)
Edna Dean Procter, American author (1838 - 1923)
Sextus Propertius, Roman (Umbrian-born) elegiac poet (c. 50 BC)
Protagoras, Greek sophist (born about 485 BC)
Pierre Joseph Proudhon, French libertarian socialist, journalist and political writer (1809 - 1865)
Marcel Proust, French author (1871 - 1922)
Father Prout (pseudonym of Francis Sylvester Mahony), Irish writer and wit (1804 - 1866)
W.J. Prowse, English poet (1836 - 1870)
William Proxmire, American politician (1915 - )
Prud'homme (Sully), French poet (1839 - 1907)
Theodore H.M. Prudon, American (Dutch-born) (living 20th-21st century)
Richard Pryor, American actor, comedian and producer/director (1940 - )
Ptolemy, Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer (2nd century)
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (1858 - 1924)
Philip Pullman (1946 - )
William Pulteney, English statesman and orator (1684 - 1764)
Samuel Purchas, English editor, collector and traveler (1577 - 1626)
Robert Purvis, American activist and Underground Railroad organizer (1810 - 1898)
Emily James Putnam, American educator (1865 - 1944)
Puttenham, English poet (1520? - 1601?)
Mario Puzo, American novelist (1920 - )
Ernie Pyle, American (1900 - 1945)
Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (1937 - )
Mary Pyper, Scottish poet (19th century)
Pyrrhus, Epirus king (318? BC - 272 BC)
Pythagoras, Greek mathematician and philosopher (582 BC - 497 BC)

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