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

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania

The founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, born in London, England, Oct. 14, 1644; died at Ruscombe, England, July 30, 1718.

William Penn

The founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, born in London, England, Oct. 14, 1644; died at Ruscombe,…

William Penn as a young man

William Penn

William Penn as a young man

(1644-1718) Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

(1644-1718) "The founder of the state of Pennsylvania, and the most widely-known member of the Quakers." -Foster, 1921

William Penn

(1644-1718) "The founder of the state of Pennsylvania, and the most widely-known member of the Quakers."…

Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1677. He was born in 1644 and died in 1718.

William Penn

Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania in 1677. He was born in 1644 and died in 1718.

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province…

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

(1644-1718) William Penn was an English colonist and best known as founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, Philadelphia was planned and developed.

William Penn

William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province…

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

William Penn

An English entrepreneur who founded the Province of Pennsylvania in colonial America.

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania.

William Penn

(1644-1718) Founder of Pennsylvania.

Lawyer who edited the "Herald."

Sylvester Pennoyer

Lawyer who edited the "Herald."

British settler and soldier in colonial Massachusetts.

Sir William Pepperrell

British settler and soldier in colonial Massachusetts.

Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.

Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys, FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member…

(1742-1817) American artist known for his horse portraiture

Earl Percy

(1742-1817) American artist known for his horse portraiture

"The Age of Pericles. The interval of about fifty years between the close of the Persian and the beginning of the Peloponnesian war has been called the Age of Pericles, -a somewhat misleading term, as Pericles was at the head of Athenian affairs for only twenty years (449-429 B.C.). But he was the most brilliant statesman that Athens produced during that period, and his work is so closely indentified with the greatness of the city that it is not strange that his name has been given to the period."—Colby, 1899

Pericles

"The Age of Pericles. The interval of about fifty years between the close of the Persian and the beginning…

"So long as Pericles stood at the head of Athens in time of peace, he governed it with moderation and maintained it in safety, and under him it rose to its highest power. And when the war broke out he proved that he had well calculated the resources of the State." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Pericles

"So long as Pericles stood at the head of Athens in time of peace, he governed it with moderation and…

"Pericles" — Morey, 1903

Pericles

"Pericles" — Morey, 1903

"The enormous influence which Pericles exercised for so long a period over an ingenious but fickle people like the Athenians is an unquestionalbe proof of his intellectual superiority. This hold on the public affection is to be attributed to a great extent to his extraordinary eloquence. As the accomplished man of genius and the liberal patron of literature and art, Pericles is worthy of the highest admiration." — Smith, 1882

Bust of Pericles

"The enormous influence which Pericles exercised for so long a period over an ingenious but fickle people…

Perrault.

Perrault

Perrault.

An educator and author, born in Lyme, New Hampshire, Feb. 27, 1830.

Arthur Latham Perry

An educator and author, born in Lyme, New Hampshire, Feb. 27, 1830.

Lead the squadron at Lake Erie

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

Lead the squadron at Lake Erie

(1785-1819) American naval officer

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

(1785-1819) American naval officer

(1794-1858) American naval officer during the War of 1812. Brother of Oliver H. Perry.

Matthew C. Perry

(1794-1858) American naval officer during the War of 1812. Brother of Oliver H. Perry.

"Oliver H. Perry won the most brilliant naval battle on Lake Erie on September 10, 1813."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Oliver H. Perry

"Oliver H. Perry won the most brilliant naval battle on Lake Erie on September 10, 1813."—E. Benjamin…

(1785-1819) American naval officer most famous for defeating British force on Lake Erie in 1813. Brother of Matthew C. Perry.

Oliver Hazard Perry

(1785-1819) American naval officer most famous for defeating British force on Lake Erie in 1813. Brother…

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 20, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an officer in the United States Navy.

Oliver Hazard Perry

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 20, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an officer in the United…

A general officer in the United States Army during World War I.

John J. Pershing

A general officer in the United States Army during World War I.

(1860-1948) John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was General of the Armies during World War I.

John Joseph Pershing

(1860-1948) John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was General of the Armies during World War I.

A German educator and educational reformer, born in Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 12, 1746; died in Brugg, Feb. 17, 1827.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

A German educator and educational reformer, born in Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 12, 1746; died in Brugg,…

(1746-1827) Swiss educational reformer.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

(1746-1827) Swiss educational reformer.

Known as Peter the Great, he was at first a joint ruler with his weak and sickly half-brother, Ivan V, who died in 1696. Peter then ruled alone until 1724, whenceforth he ruled jointly with his wife, Catherine I.

Peter I

Known as Peter the Great, he was at first a joint ruler with his weak and sickly half-brother, Ivan…

Peter I the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (June 1672–8 February 1725) ruled Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his weak and sickly half-brother, Ivan V. Peter carried out a policy of Westernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia into the 3-billion acre Russian Empire, a major European power.

Peter I of Russia

Peter I the Great or Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov (June 1672–8 February 1725) ruled Russia and later…

(1672-1725) Emperor of Russia

Peter the Great

(1672-1725) Emperor of Russia

"Peter the Great. This prince is one of the most extraordinary figures in history. As a boy he showed a great eagerness for knowledge in departments which were not generally attractive to the members of royal families. He cared nothing for books, but took a keen interest in mechanical devices, in carpentering, and especially in the making and sailing of boats. He was impatient of discipline and opposition and showed at an early age serious defects of temper. In fact, except for his restless and inquisitive spirit, there was little about him to suggest the qualities which afterwards made him famous. His half-sister, Sophia, plotted against him, and at one time, through a palace revolution, his life was actually endagered. He was obliged to share the throne with his feeble-minded half-brother, and at first his position was insecure. In 1689, however, Peter, discovering the plots of Sophia, raised a party against her, took the power out of her hands, and shut her up in a convent. Ivan was wholly incompetent to rule, and from this time forth Peter, though now only seventeen years of age, ruled the state."—Colby, 1899

Peter the Great

"Peter the Great. This prince is one of the most extraordinary figures in history. As a boy he showed…

(1304-1374) Italian scholar and poet of the Renaissance.

Francesco Petrarch

(1304-1374) Italian scholar and poet of the Renaissance.

5th Marquis of Landsowne, he was Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Henry Petty-FitzMaurice

5th Marquis of Landsowne, he was Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State for…

An authoress, born in Andover, Mass., Aug. 13, 1844. Her father Austin Phelps, and her mother, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, were writers of considerable repute, and produced many excellent and popular works. Her first book was titled <em>Ellen's Idol</em>.

Elizabeth Phelps

An authoress, born in Andover, Mass., Aug. 13, 1844. Her father Austin Phelps, and her mother, Elizabeth…

Writer for a weekly press.

Hon. William Walter Phelps

Writer for a weekly press.

The King of Spain from 1556 to 1598, and King of England while married to Mary I from 1554 to 1558.

Philip II

The King of Spain from 1556 to 1598, and King of England while married to Mary I from 1554 to 1558.

(382-336 BCE) King of Macedon 359-336 BCE and father of Alexander the Great.

King Philip II of Macedon

(382-336 BCE) King of Macedon 359-336 BCE and father of Alexander the Great.

(1639-1676) Wampanoag Leader who is thought to start the great Indian wars.

King Philip

(1639-1676) Wampanoag Leader who is thought to start the great Indian wars.

(1165-1223) King of France

Philippe Auguste of France

(1165-1223) King of France

(1527-1598) King of Spain

King Philippe II of Spain

(1527-1598) King of Spain

(1214-1270) King of France

Philippe III of France

(1214-1270) King of France

King of France from 1830 to 1848. He was the last king to rule France.

Louis Philippe

King of France from 1830 to 1848. He was the last king to rule France.

"Wendell Phillips was an anti-slavery orator."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Wendell Phillips

"Wendell Phillips was an anti-slavery orator."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"The great Anti-Slavery agitator, Wendell Phillips, was born in Boston, November 29, 1811, and was the son of the first Mayor of that city." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Wendell Phillips

"The great Anti-Slavery agitator, Wendell Phillips, was born in Boston, November 29, 1811, and was the…

An American abolitionist, Native American advocate and orator. After graduating from Harvard in 1831, he went on to attend its law school from which he graduated in 1833. In 1834, Phillips was admitted to the state bar, and in the same year, he opened a law practice in Boston.

Wendell Phillips

An American abolitionist, Native American advocate and orator. After graduating from Harvard in 1831,…

(1811-1884) American orator and reformer who led the anti-slavery campaign and fought for the rights of women and Native Americans.

Wendell Phillips

(1811-1884) American orator and reformer who led the anti-slavery campaign and fought for the rights…

(1370-1825) George Washington's first love who was one of the only women to be accused of Treason during the Revolutionary War.

Mary Phillipse

(1370-1825) George Washington's first love who was one of the only women to be accused of Treason during…

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution

Andrew Pickens

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Governor of South Carolina when the state seceded from the United States during the American Civil War.

Francis Wilkinson Pickens

Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 – January 25, 1869) was an American lawyer and politician…

(1745-1829) Secretary of War and Secretary of State under Washington

Timothy Pickering

(1745-1829) Secretary of War and Secretary of State under Washington

(1825-1875) American soldier serving in the Civil War as a Confederate

General Pickett

(1825-1875) American soldier serving in the Civil War as a Confederate

George Edward Pickett (January 16, January 25 or January 28, 1825 &ndash; July 30, 1875) was a career United States Army officer who became a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

George Edward Pickett

George Edward Pickett (January 16, January 25 or January 28, 1825 – July 30, 1875) was a career…

(1750-1828) American diplomat and soldier that served in the American Revolutionary war.

Thomas Pinckney

(1750-1828) American diplomat and soldier that served in the American Revolutionary war.

(1800-1874) United States President 1853-1857

Franklin Pierce

(1800-1874) United States President 1853-1857