262 illustrations of famous people including: Thomas Paine, Louis Pasteur, George Peabody, William Penn, Pericles, Oliver Perry, King Philip(I, II), King Philippe(II, III, IV), Franklin Pierce, William Pitt, Pocahontas, Edgar Allan Poe, James Polk, Marco Polo, Pompey, William Prescott, Ptolemy, Joseph Pulitzer, Pythagoras, and more

The second and last ruler of Brazil, reigning from 1831 to 1889.

Dom Pedro II of Brazil

The second and last ruler of Brazil, reigning from 1831 to 1889.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

William Paca

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Maryland

Lawyer, writer, and American politician.

Algernon S. Paddock

Lawyer, writer, and American politician.

A noted Polish pianist, born in Podolia, a Russian-Polish privince, Nov. 6, 1860. His compositions include more than ninety works, most of which were written before he was twenty-five years of age.

Paderewski

A noted Polish pianist, born in Podolia, a Russian-Polish privince, Nov. 6, 1860. His compositions include…

A Polish composer most famous for Manru and Minuet.

Ignace Paderewski

A Polish composer most famous for Manru and Minuet.

A famous violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. He is considered the greatest violinist who ever lived.

Niccolo Paganini

A famous violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. He is considered the greatest violinist who ever…

An American painter and portrait artist. Page origianlly studied for the ministry at the Andover Theological Seminary, though in later life he became a Swedenborgian. he received his training in art from Samuel F. B. Morse at the National Academy of Design, and in 1836 he became a National Academician.

William Page

An American painter and portrait artist. Page origianlly studied for the ministry at the Andover Theological…

(1469-1517) Italian painter during the Renaissance most famous for painting religious subjects.

Fra Bartolommeo di Pagholo

(1469-1517) Italian painter during the Renaissance most famous for painting religious subjects.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Massachusetts

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence representing Massachusetts

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

Thomas Paine

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

American author

Tomas Paine

American author

"Thomas Paine, author of the pamphlet, <em>Common Sense</em>, published in January, 1776."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Thomas Paine

"Thomas Paine, author of the pamphlet, Common Sense, published in January, 1776."—E.…

An intellectual, scholar, revolutionary, and idealist, is widely recognized as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A radical pamphleteer, Paine anticipated and helped foment the American Revolution through his powerful writings, most notably <em>Common Sense</em>, an incendiary tract advocating independence from Great Britain.

Thomas Paine

An intellectual, scholar, revolutionary, and idealist, is widely recognized as one of the Founding Fathers…

"Palmer, Erastus Dow, sculptor, born in Onondaga county, New York, in 1817; died in 1904. Among his best works are Indian Girl Contemplating a Crucifix, The White Captive, The Sleeping Peri, and Landing of the Pilgrims." &mdash; Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Erastus Dow Palmer

"Palmer, Erastus Dow, sculptor, born in Onondaga county, New York, in 1817; died in 1904. Among his…

(1789-1871) Canadian orator and politician.

Louis Joseph Papineau

(1789-1871) Canadian orator and politician.

Ancient Greek Mythology. Paris begins the Trojan War by kidnapping Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world.

Paris

Ancient Greek Mythology. Paris begins the Trojan War by kidnapping Helen of Troy, the most beautiful…

Canadian novelist and politician.

Sir Gilbert Parker

Canadian novelist and politician.

(--) Commanded the British fleet and wrote the "New War Song"

Sir Peter Parker

(--) Commanded the British fleet and wrote the "New War Song"

An American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Although scholarly and reserved, he preached two sermons in 1892 in which he attacked the political corruption of New York City government. Backed by the evidence he collected, his statements led to both the exposure of Tammany Hall and to subsequent social and political reforms.

Charles Parkhurst

An American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Although scholarly and…

(1823-1893) American historian

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 &ndash; November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of <em>The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life</em> and his monumental seven volume <em>France and England in North America</em>.

Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known…

An Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Charles Parnell

An Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United…

An Irish political leader

Charles Stewart Parnell

An Irish political leader

Mother of Charles Stewart Parnell and is called an "American lady." She is the daughter of Commodore Stewart, of the United States navy. She was a supporter of the liberty of Ireland and was an active worker in the Irish National League.

Mrs. Parnell

Mother of Charles Stewart Parnell and is called an "American lady." She is the daughter of Commodore…

An English officer, commanding an Egyptian expedition against the Madhi in the Soudan, who perished along with his entire army at the battle of Kashgate on November 4th, 1883.

William Hicks Pasha

An English officer, commanding an Egyptian expedition against the Madhi in the Soudan, who perished…

Spanish explorer who was a companion of Valdivia.

Captain Pastene

Spanish explorer who was a companion of Valdivia.

(1822-1895) French chemist and biologist

Louis Pasteur

(1822-1895) French chemist and biologist

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting which has won great fame during recent years. The artist has represented Pasteur, the celebrated scientist, busily at work in his laboratory, recording the results of his microscopal study of bacteria. As the great master of modern science rests for a moment from his midnight researches, he appears to see in a vision the victims of pestilence, famine, and infectious diseases imploring relief from the good angel who symbolizes the wonderful victories won by Pasteur in combating disease." — Blaisedell, 1904

Louis Pasteur

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting which has won great fame during recent years.…

French chemist and microbiologist and is known for his germ theory.

Louis Pasteur

French chemist and microbiologist and is known for his germ theory.

A chemist and biologist, born in dole, department of Jura, France, Dec. 27, 1822; died Sept. 28, 1895. He is known most famously for his demonstrations supporting the germ theory of disease and his vaccinations, most notably the first vaccine against rabies.

Louis Pasteur

A chemist and biologist, born in dole, department of Jura, France, Dec. 27, 1822; died Sept. 28, 1895.…

(1822-1895) Famous French chemist and scientist who invented the process of pasteurizing, which prevents fermentation of milk.

Louis Pasteur

(1822-1895) Famous French chemist and scientist who invented the process of pasteurizing, which prevents…

A French chemist who created the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax, as well as supported the germ theory of disease through his various experiments. He invented the method of pasteurization.

Louis Pasteur

A French chemist who created the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax, as well as supported the germ…

"General Patterson, born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, January 12th, 1792, died in Philadelphia, Pa., August 7th, 1881. He was commissioned first lieutenant of infantry in the War of 1812, and afterward served on General Joseph Bloomfield's staff. He became major general of volunteers at the beginning of the Mexican War, and served with distinction at Cerro Gordo and Jalapa. At the beginning of the Civil War he was mustered into the service as major general of volunteers. He crossed the Potomac on June 15th at Williamsport. When General McDowell advanced into Virginia General Patterson was instructed to watch the troops under General Jonston at Winchester, Va. He claimed that the failure of General Scott to send him orders, for which he had been directed to wait, caused his failure to co-operate with McDowell in the movements that resulted in the battle of Bull Run. He was mustered out of service on the expiration of his commission, July 27th, 1861."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Robert Patterson

"General Patterson, born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, January 12th, 1792, died in Philadelphia,…

Robert Patterson (January 12, 1792 &ndash; August 7, 1881) was a United States major general during the Mexican-American War and at the beginning of the American Civil War.

Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson (January 12, 1792 – August 7, 1881) was a United States major general during…

One of the most highly regarded opera singers of the 19th century. Giuseppe Verdi was not alone in calling her the greatest singer he ever heard.

Adelina Patti

One of the most highly regarded opera singers of the 19th century. Giuseppe Verdi was not alone in calling…

(1843- ) Opera singer

Adelina Patti

(1843- ) Opera singer

(1843-1919) Spanish/Italian opera singer and famous soprano.

Adelina Patti

(1843-1919) Spanish/Italian opera singer and famous soprano.

Famous opera singer of the 19th century.

Adelina M. C. Patti

Famous opera singer of the 19th century.

(1843-1932) American clergyman and educator

Francis Patton, LL.D.

(1843-1932) American clergyman and educator

Hiram Paulding (December 11, 1797 &ndash; October 20, 1878) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, who served from the War of 1812 until after the Civil War.

Hiram Paulding

Hiram Paulding (December 11, 1797 – October 20, 1878) was a Rear Admiral in the United States…

John Paulding (16 October 1758 &ndash; 18 February 1818) was a militiaman from the state of New York during the American Revolution.

John Paulding

John Paulding (16 October 1758 – 18 February 1818) was a militiaman from the state of New York…

Democratic politician from the state of Ohio.

Henry B. Payne

Democratic politician from the state of Ohio.

Actor and dramatist, born in New York City, June 9, 1792; died in Tunis, April 10, 1852. He was employed in a New York counting-house at an early age. While ther he edited the "Thespian Mirror."

John Howard Payne

Actor and dramatist, born in New York City, June 9, 1792; died in Tunis, April 10, 1852. He was employed…

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.

John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman.…

Upon his joining the forces under General Grant the command of a brigade under General Prentiss was assigned him, and on the field at the Pittsburg Landing he was acting brigadier on the exposed right of the army, nearest the enemy. To his alertness and bravery is in great part due the saving of our army on the field of Pittsburg.

Colonel Everett Peabody

Upon his joining the forces under General Grant the command of a brigade under General Prentiss was…

"This name deserves to be held in rememberance on account of his munificent philanthropy." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

George Peabody

"This name deserves to be held in rememberance on account of his munificent philanthropy." —The…

(1795-1869) American merchant and philanthropist, most noted for his donations to education in the South and to promote arts and sciences.

George Peabody

(1795-1869) American merchant and philanthropist, most noted for his donations to education in the South…

(1795-1869) An entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute in Boston. He was born in Danvers, Massachusetts to a middle class family.

George Peabody

(1795-1869) An entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute in Boston. He was born…

Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 &ndash; February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and naturalist.

Charles Wilson Peale

Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 – February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and…

An American explorer who is usually credited as the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole.

Robert Peary

An American explorer who is usually credited as the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic…

(1856-1920) "An American Arctic explorer, famed as the discoverer of the North Pole." -Foster, 1921

Robert E. Peary

(1856-1920) "An American Arctic explorer, famed as the discoverer of the North Pole." -Foster, 1921

An American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

Robert E. Peary

An American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

"General Peck, born at Manlius, N. Y., January 4th, 1821, died at Syracuse, n. Y., April 28th, 1978, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843, and commissioned a brevet second lieutenant of artillery. Served in the Mexican War, and distinguished himself at the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Contreras and Churubusco. On August 9th, 1861, he was made a brigadier general, and at the time of the Virginia Peninsula campaign, in April and May, 1862, was given the command of a brigade in the Fourth Corps under General Couch. He was appointed a major general in July, 1862, and afterward commanded at Suffolk, Va. He stormed Hill's Point, capturing it, and thus ending the siege. Here he was severely wounded. He was mustered out of the service August 24th, 1865."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General John James Peck

"General Peck, born at Manlius, N. Y., January 4th, 1821, died at Syracuse, n. Y., April 28th, 1978,…

Editor and proprietor of "Peck's Sun."

George Peck

Editor and proprietor of "Peck's Sun."

Emperor of Brazil

Dom Pedro II

Emperor of Brazil

(1788-1850) British Statesman

Sir Robert Peel

(1788-1850) British Statesman

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1834 to 1835, and again from 1841 to 1846.

Sir Robert Peel

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1834 to 1835, and again from 1841 to 1846.

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania