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

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

Franklin Pierce

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

"Franklin Pierce, president of the United States and involved in the fight for Kansas."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Franklin Pierce

"Franklin Pierce, president of the United States and involved in the fight for Kansas."—E. Benjamin…

(1804-1869) Fourteenth President of the United States and a member in the House of Representatives and Senate.

Franklin Pierce

(1804-1869) Fourteenth President of the United States and a member in the House of Representatives and…

Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth president of the United States.

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth president of the United States.

(1804-1869) Fourteenth President of the United States.

Franklin Pierce

(1804-1869) Fourteenth President of the United States.

The fourteenth president of the United States, born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Nov. 23, 1804; died in Concord, Oct. 8, 1869.

Franklin Pierce

The fourteenth president of the United States, born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Nov. 23, 1804; died…

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

Franklin Pierce

(1800-1874) US President 1853-1857

An American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado was named after.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike

An American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado was named after.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer…

(1748-1779) Polish Count and general who fell in the American Revolution

Count Kazimierz Pulaski

(1748-1779) Polish Count and general who fell in the American Revolution

(1537-1590) French sculptor of the Renaissance.

Germain Pilon

(1537-1590) French sculptor of the Renaissance.

(1746-1825) Revolutionary War veteran and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

Charles Cotesworth ("C.C.") Pinckney

(1746-1825) Revolutionary War veteran and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

(1746-1825) Revolutionary War veteran and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

(1746-1825) Revolutionary War veteran and delegate to the Constitutional Convention.

"Pindar, though the contemporary of Simonides, was considerably his junior. He was born either at, or in the neighborhood of Thebes in Baeotia, about the year 522 B.C. Later writers tell us that his future glory as a poet was miraculously foreshadowed by a swarm of bees which rested upon his lips when he was asleep, and that this miracle first led him to compose poetry. He commenced his profesional career at an early age, and soon acquired so great a reputation, that he was employed by various states and princes of the Hellenic race to compose choral songs." — Smith, 1882

Bust of Pindar

"Pindar, though the contemporary of Simonides, was considerably his junior. He was born either at, or…

William Pinkney (March 17, 1764 – February 25, 1822) was an American statesman and diplomat, and the seventh U.S. Attorney General.

William Pinkney

William Pinkney (March 17, 1764 – February 25, 1822) was an American statesman and diplomat, and the…

(1470-1530) Also known as Pirckeymerus, was a German humanist.

Wilibald Pirkheimer

(1470-1530) Also known as Pirckeymerus, was a German humanist.

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany. He was a German Renaissance lawyer, author and Renaissance humanist during the 16th century. This portrait was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1524.

Wilibald Pirkheimer

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany.…

Molly Pitcher salutes Washington during the Battle of Monmouth.

Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher salutes Washington during the Battle of Monmouth.

Developed Pitman Shorthand and was vice-president of the Vegetarian Society.

Isaac Pitman

Developed Pitman Shorthand and was vice-president of the Vegetarian Society.

An educator and inventor of the Pitman system of shorthand writing, born in Trowbridge, England, Jan. 4, 1813; died Jan. 22, 1897.

Sir Isaac Pitman

An educator and inventor of the Pitman system of shorthand writing, born in Trowbridge, England, Jan.…

Honorable statesman

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

Honorable statesman

(1708-1778) Also known as Pitt the Elder. He was an English statesman who formed a new ministry in 1766.

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham

(1708-1778) Also known as Pitt the Elder. He was an English statesman who formed a new ministry in 1766.

William Pitt

William Pitt

William Pitt

William Pitt

William Pitt

William Pitt

The Right Honourable William Pitt, the Younder was a British politician during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He served as Prime minister from 1783 to 1807, and again from 1804 until his death.

William Pitt

The Right Honourable William Pitt, the Younder was a British politician during the late eighteenth and…

A British politician during the late 18th century.

William Pitt

A British politician during the late 18th century.

The youngest prime minister of Great Britain, serving from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 to 1806.

William Pitt the Younger

The youngest prime minister of Great Britain, serving from 1783 to 1801, and again from 1804 to 1806.

A drawing of Pope Pius IX. He was the pope from June 16, 1846 until February 7, 1878. Pope Pius IX is known as the longest reigning pope in church history.

Pope Pius IX Sitting

A drawing of Pope Pius IX. He was the pope from June 16, 1846 until February 7, 1878. Pope Pius IX is…

The second longest-reigning elected Pope in Church history, serving from 1846 until his death in 1878. He defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

Pope Pius IX

The second longest-reigning elected Pope in Church history, serving from 1846 until his death in 1878.…

Pius VII.

Pius VII

Pius VII.

(1835- ) Pope of the Catholic Church

Pius X

(1835- ) Pope of the Catholic Church

(1478-1541) Spanish explorer

Pizarro

(1478-1541) Spanish explorer

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

Francisco Pizarro

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

Francisco Pizarro

(1475-1541) Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.

(1151-1212) Archbishop of York

Geofrey Plantagenet

(1151-1212) Archbishop of York

(525-456 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher

Plato

(525-456 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher

"Plato" — Morey, 1903

Plato

"Plato" — Morey, 1903

The founder of a school of Greek philosophy, born in Athens in 429 B.C.; died there in 347 B.C. He was the founder of the first of the four great schools of philosophy, which was called the Academic school.

Plato

The founder of a school of Greek philosophy, born in Athens in 429 B.C.; died there in 347 B.C. He was…

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.

Plato

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle,…

An illustration of Plato, a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.

Plato

An illustration of Plato, a Classical Greek philosopher, who, together with his mentor, Socrates, and…

"Plato was born in Athens in 429 B.C., the year in which Pericles died. His first literary attempts were in poetry; but his attention was soon turned to philosophy, by the teaching of Socrates, whose lectures he began to frequent at about the age of twenty." — Smith, 1882

Bust of Plato

"Plato was born in Athens in 429 B.C., the year in which Pericles died. His first literary attempts…

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of natural philosophy, science, and Western philosophy. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.

Bust of Plato

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder…

(1827-1905) US Senator from Connecticut.

Orville H. Platt

(1827-1905) US Senator from Connecticut.

A three term U.S. Senator from New York in the years 1887 and 1897-1909.

Thomas Platt

A three term U.S. Senator from New York in the years 1887 and 1897-1909.

Professor John Playfair FRSE (March 10, 1748 – July 20, 1819) was a Scottish scientist.

John Playfair

Professor John Playfair FRSE (March 10, 1748 – July 20, 1819) was a Scottish scientist.

Scientist and postmaster general.

Sir Lyon Playfair

Scientist and postmaster general.

"General Pleasonton, born in Washington, D. C., June 7th, 1824, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1844; served in the Mexican War, and was brevetted first lieutenant for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma; was commissioned first lieutenant in 1849, and captain in 1855; commanded his regiment in its march from Utah to Washington in 1861; was commissioned major of the Second Cavalry in 1862; served through the Virginia Peninsula campaign; became brigadier general of volunteers in July of that year, and commanded the division of cavalry of the Army of the Potomac that followed Lee's invading army into Maryland. He was engaged at Boonesborough, South Mountain, Antietam and the subsequent pursuit; engaged the enemy at Fredericksburg, and staid the further advance of the enemy at Chancellorsville. He received the brevet of lieutenant colonel for Antietam in 1862; was promoted major general of volunteers in June, 1863, participating in the numerous actions that preceded the battle of Gettysburg. In March, 1865, he was made major general, United States Army, for services throughout the Civil War." —Leslie, 1896

General Alfred Pleasonton

"General Pleasonton, born in Washington, D. C., June 7th, 1824, was graduated at the United States Military…

(c. 62-114) Roman senator who wrote a famous collection of letters

Pliny Minor

(c. 62-114) Roman senator who wrote a famous collection of letters

Private Thomas Plunkett (1841 - 1885) was a color bearer during the Civil War. He carried the banner of his regiment at the Battle of Fredericksburg when a cannon blast took away both of his hands. He carried on by pressing the flag against his chest with his wrists and continued until one of the color guard took the flag from him so he could retire. For these actions, Plunkett was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Sergeant Thomas Plunkett

Private Thomas Plunkett (1841 - 1885) was a color bearer during the Civil War. He carried the banner…

"Plutarch, as the great interpreter of Greece and Rome, exerted on generations succeeding him in influence perhaps greater than any other classical writer." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Plutarch

"Plutarch, as the great interpreter of Greece and Rome, exerted on generations succeeding him in influence…

Daughter of Powhatan, a distinguished Indian chief, born in 1595; died off Gravesend, England, in March, 1617. Her early life was spent among the Indians in Virginia. In 1607 she became connected with the early history of America by saving the life of Capt. John Smith, and otherwise showed friendship for the English colonists.

Pocahontas

Daughter of Powhatan, a distinguished Indian chief, born in 1595; died off Gravesend, England, in March,…

Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Native American woman who married an Englishman, John Rolfe, and became a celebrity in London in the last year of her life.

Pocahontas

Pocahontas (c. 1595 – March 21, 1617) was a Native American woman who married an Englishman, John…

(1595-1617) Powhatan who helped save the life of Captain John Smith.

Pocahontas

(1595-1617) Powhatan who helped save the life of Captain John Smith.

An illustration of Pocahontas saving John Smith's life.

Pocahontas & John Smith

An illustration of Pocahontas saving John Smith's life.

(1811-1849) American author

Edgar A. Poe

(1811-1849) American author

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston, January 19, 1809. He was left an orphan when three years old, and was adopted by a wealthy merchant in Richmond, Virginia, who gave him his own name for a middle name. Poe was well educated by his foster father and sent to the University of Virginia, but he was an ungovernable, wayward youth, keenly intellectual, brilliant, and restless. He ran into debt, enlisted in the army under an assumed name, published a small volume of poems, was for a while at West Point, and finally, thrown on his own resources, became editor of one magazine after another, married a mere girl, and came under the strong sane influence of her mother. He died finally in poverty and degradation, October 8, 1849, but he had written poems and tales which the world will not let die."—Scudder, 1897

Edgar Allan Poe

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston,…

A noted poet, born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 19, 1809; died Oct. 7, 1849. He lost his parents when only two years of age, and was adopted by John Allan, a wealthy merchant of Richmond, Virginia.

Edgar Allan Poe

A noted poet, born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 19, 1809; died Oct. 7, 1849. He lost his parents when only…

(1809-1849) Famous poet and story writer best known for The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

Edgar Allan Poe

(1809-1849) Famous poet and story writer best known for The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Fall of the House…

A French statesman who served as Prime Minister of France on 5 separate occasions, as well as President of France from 1913 to 1920.

Raymond Poincaré

A French statesman who served as Prime Minister of France on 5 separate occasions, as well as President…

A bust of Demetrius Poliocertes, a king of Macedon and a member of the Antigonid dynasty.

Demetrius Poliorcetes

A bust of Demetrius Poliocertes, a king of Macedon and a member of the Antigonid dynasty.