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 eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849. Polk was born in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, but mostly lived in and represented state of Tennessee.

James Polk

The eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849. Polk was born…

"James K. Polk, president during the beginning of the Mexican War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

James K. Polk

"James K. Polk, president during the beginning of the Mexican War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

James K. Polk, eleventh president of the United States, known for his expansionist policies.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk, eleventh president of the United States, known for his expansionist policies.

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

James Knox Polk

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

(1795-1849) Eleventh president of the United States 1845-1849

James Knox Polk

(1795-1849) Eleventh president of the United States 1845-1849

(1795-1849) Eleventh president of the United States.

James Knox Polk

(1795-1849) Eleventh president of the United States.

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

James Knox Polk

(1795-1849) US President 1845-1849

Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James K. Polk.

Leonidas Polk

Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a Confederate general who was once a planter…

The wife of James K. Polk. She was First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849.

Sarah Childress Polk

The wife of James K. Polk. She was First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849.

(1816-1898) Military and Political leader of Texas. He raised Confederate troops in the West

William Polk

(1816-1898) Military and Political leader of Texas. He raised Confederate troops in the West

An explorer or Eastern countries

Marco Polo

An explorer or Eastern countries

(1254-1324) A famous Venetian trader and explorer who traveled the Silk Road to China.

Marco Polo

(1254-1324) A famous Venetian trader and explorer who traveled the Silk Road to China.

A Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

Marco Polo

A Christian merchant who introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China.

Known as "Brick," was a journalist.

M. M. Pomeroy

Known as "Brick," was a journalist.

This is an illustration of the Marchioness de Pompadour. She was the mistress of Louis XV., in whose affections she succeeded Madame de Chateauroux; the daughter of a financier; born in 1720.

Pompadour

This is an illustration of the Marchioness de Pompadour. She was the mistress of Louis XV., in whose…

The Marchioness of Pompadour.

Pompadour

The Marchioness of Pompadour.

"Pompey was one of the men, who, having distinguished himself in foreign wars, was looked upon as the natural leader of the city. He increased this already great reputation by his victory over the pirates of the Mediterranean, who had ravaged the coasts of Asia minor and had become so daring that they attacked the towns on the Italian coast. Worse than this, they intercepted the ships which brought grain to Rome. Pompey secured complete command of the territory infested by the pirates, and within three months he succeeded in breaking up their power. It is said that he put 10,000 of them to death and captured 3,000 of their vessels. Soon after this he was chosen as the general to command in the war against Mithridates. In this campaign he was no less successful. The war lasted from 66 to 64 B.C., ending with the complete overthrow of Mithridates, whom Pompey put to flight and who finally committed suicide. As a result of Pompey's expedition in the East, all western Asia was reduced to subjection. On account of these successes he became the idol of his countrymen. No general had ever enjoyed such a triumph as that which was granted to him on his return to Rome. It is said that hundred of princes walked as captives in his trimphal procession. It was his boast that he had conquered Africa, Europe, and Asia, thus completing for Rome the conquest of the world."—Colby, 1899

Pompey

"Pompey was one of the men, who, having distinguished himself in foreign wars, was looked upon as the…

Also known as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. He was a military and political leader of the Roman Republic.

Pompey

Also known as Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. He was a military and political leader of the Roman Republic.

A distinguished and ambitious Roman military leader, provincial administrator and politician of the 1st century BC, the period of the Late Republic. Hailing from an Italian provincial background, Pompey first distinguished himself as a talented military leader during the dictatorship of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.

Pompey the Great

A distinguished and ambitious Roman military leader, provincial administrator and politician of the…

A Roman general; born in 106 B.C. He distinguished himself against the enemies of the Roman senate, both within the state and without, and at last fell in the struggle against Caesar for absolute power.

Pompey the Great

A Roman general; born in 106 B.C. He distinguished himself against the enemies of the Roman senate,…

(1460-1521) Spanish explorer who was a part of the whose? Second expedition. In 1513 he discovered Florida and occupied Trinidad.

Ponce de Leon

(1460-1521) Spanish explorer who was a part of the whose? Second expedition. In 1513 he discovered Florida…

A Spanish conquistador. Juan Ponce de Leon founded the state of Florida.

Ponce de Leon

A Spanish conquistador. Juan Ponce de Leon founded the state of Florida.

Juan Ponce de León (1474 – July 1521) was a Spanish conquistador. He accompanied Christopher Columbus on the latter's second voyage to the New World.

Juan Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de León (1474 – July 1521) was a Spanish conquistador. He accompanied Christopher…

Pope Saint Gregory VII (c. 1020/1025 – May 25, 1085), born Hildebrand of Soana (Italian: Ildebrando di Soana), was pope from April 22, 1073, until his death. One of the great reforming popes, he is perhaps best known for the part he played in the Investiture Controversy, his dispute with Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor affirming the primacy of the papal authority and the new canon law governing the election of the pope by the college of cardinals.

Pope Gregory VII

Pope Saint Gregory VII (c. 1020/1025 – May 25, 1085), born Hildebrand of Soana (Italian: Ildebrando…

Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from 1503 to 1513. His reign was marked by an aggressive foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage for the arts.

Pope Julius II

Pope Julius II (5 December 1443 – 21 February 1513), born Giuliano della Rovere, was Pope from…

Pope Leo X, born Giovanni de' Medici (December 11, 1475 – December 1, 1521) was Pope from 1513 to his death. He was the last non-priest to be elected Pope. He is known primarily for the sale of indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 theses. He was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, the most famous ruler of the Florentine Republic, and Clarice Orsini. His cousin, Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici, would later succeed him as Pope Clement VII (1523–34).

Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X, born Giovanni de' Medici (December 11, 1475 – December 1, 1521) was Pope from 1513…

Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1534 to his death in 1549. He also called the Council of Trent in 1545. Born in Canino, Latium (then part of the Papal States), Farnese was the oldest son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Signore di Montalto (1435-1487) and wife Giovanna Caetani, descended from the Caetani family, which had also produced Pope Boniface VIII. He was one of the few Popes to have fathered children before his election, by Silvia Ruffini, one of whom, Pier Luigi, he created Duke of Parma. The others were Ranuccio Farnese and Costanza Farnese.

Pope Paul III

Pope Paul III (February 29, 1468 – November 10, 1549), born Alessandro Farnese, was Pope of the…

Blessed Pope Pius IX (May 13, 1792 – February 7, 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was Pope from June 16, 1846, until 1878. His was the longest reign in Church History lasting almost 32 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council in 1869, which decreed Papal infallibility. The Pope defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, meaning that Mary was conceived without original sin.

Pope Pius IX

Blessed Pope Pius IX (May 13, 1792 – February 7, 1878), born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was…

Pope Sixtus V (December 13, 1521 – August 27, 1590), born Felice Peretti di Montalto, was Pope from 1585 to 1590. The subsequent administrative system of the Church owed much to Sixtus V. He limited the College of Cardinals to seventy; and doubled the number of the congregations, and enlarged their functions, assigning to them the principal role in the transaction of business (1588). He regarded the Jesuits with disfavour and suspicion. He meditated radical changes in their constitution, but death prevented the execution of his purpose. In 1589 was begun a revision of the Vulgate, the so-called Editio Sixtina.

Pope Sixtus V

Pope Sixtus V (December 13, 1521 – August 27, 1590), born Felice Peretti di Montalto, was Pope…

Considered one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century.

Alexander Pope

Considered one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century.

"General Pope, born in Louisville, Ky., March 16th, 1822, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842, and made brevet second lieutenant of engineers. He served in Florida in 1842-'44, and took part in the Mexican War, being brevetted first lieutenant for gallantry at Monterey, and captain for his services in the battle of Buena Vista. In May, 1861, he was made brigadier general and assigned to command in Missouri. When General Curtis was sent in pursuit of Price, General Pope was dispatched to Commerce, Mo., where he organized rapidly an army of 12,000 men, and by his vigorous movements in March, 1862, captured New Madrid and Island No. 10, with thousands of prisoners. He was then promoted to be major general of volunteers and brigadier general in the regular army. He went into Washington, where he took command of the Army of Virginia, with which he fought the battle of Cedar Mountain and the second battle of Bull Run. He died September 23rd, 1892."— Frank Leslie, 1896

General John Pope

"General Pope, born in Louisville, Ky., March 16th, 1822, was graduated from the United States Military…

"General John Pope was involved in New Madrid and Island No. 10 during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General John Pope

"General John Pope was involved in New Madrid and Island No. 10 during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin…

John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.

John Pope

John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union…

(1813-1891) American admiral

Admiral David Dixon Porter

(1813-1891) American admiral

"Admiral Porter, born in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., June 8th, 1813; died in Washington, D. C., February 13th, 1891. Admiral Porter served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Admiral David Dixon Porter

"Admiral Porter, born in Chester, Delaware County, Pa., June 8th, 1813; died in Washington, D. C., February…

Naval hero of the Civil War and of the War of 1812.

Admiral David Dixon Porter

Naval hero of the Civil War and of the War of 1812.

David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in a rank of commodore and later the commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy.

David Porter

David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in a…

(1813-1891) Admiral Porter fought in the Mexican war and the Civil War.

David D. Porter

(1813-1891) Admiral Porter fought in the Mexican war and the Civil War.

Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War.

Fitz John Porter

Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter) was a career…

"General David D. Porter served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General David D. Porter

"General David D. Porter served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

"General Porter, born at Portsmouth, N. H., June 13th, 1822, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1845, and assigned to the Fourth Artillery, in which he became second lieutenant, June 18th, 1846. He served in the Mexican War, was commissioned first lieutenant on May 29th, and received the brevet of captain, September 8th, 1847, for services at Molino del Rey, and that of major for Chapultepec. On May 14th, 1861, he became colonel of the Fifteenth Infantry, and on May 17th, 1861, he was made brigadier general of volunteers, and assigned to duty in Washington. In 1862 he participated in the Virginia Peninsula campaign, at Yorktown, Gaines's Mill and Malvern Hill, and received the brevet of brigadier general in the regular army for gallant conduct at the battle of Chickahominy, Va., June 27th, 1862. On November 27th, 1862, General Porter was arraigned before a court-martial in Washington, charged with disobeying orders at the second battle of Bull Run, and on January 21st, 1863, he was cashiered. A bill for his relief was signed by President Cleveland, and he was restored to the United States Army as colonel, August 7th, 1886." —Leslie, 1896

General Fitzjohn Porter

"General Porter, born at Portsmouth, N. H., June 13th, 1822, was graduated from the United States Military…

Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician who served as United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829.

Peter Buel Porter

Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician…

Mrs. Potter was a famous actress, known for her role as Anne Sylvester and reading <em>Ostler Joe</em>.

Mrs. Potter

Mrs. Potter was a famous actress, known for her role as Anne Sylvester and reading Ostler Joe.

(1594-1665) French painter famous for his classical style.

Nicolas Poussin

(1594-1665) French painter famous for his classical style.

Leader of the Knights of Labor union.

Terrence V. Powderly

Leader of the Knights of Labor union.

(1834-1902) U.S. soldier and geologist who explored the Wild West.

Major John Wesley Powell

(1834-1902) U.S. soldier and geologist who explored the Wild West.

A famous neoclassical sculptor.

Hiram Powers

A famous neoclassical sculptor.

A journalist born in Preston, Conn., Dec. 18, 1802; died in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 22, 1870. He graduated at Brown University in 1823, studied law, and in 1829 was admitted to the bar.

George Prentice

A journalist born in Preston, Conn., Dec. 18, 1802; died in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 22, 1870. He…

A noted historian, born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796; died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1859.

William Prescott

A noted historian, born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796; died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1859.

An American historian; born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796, the son of a distinguished lawyer and statesman, and grandson of Col. William Prescott, an officer of the Independence War.

William H Prescott

An American historian; born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796, the son of a distinguished lawyer and statesman,…

(1796-1859) "American historian of Spanish conquests in America." -Foster, 1921

William H. Prescott

(1796-1859) "American historian of Spanish conquests in America." -Foster, 1921

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 &ndash; January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

William H. Prescott

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

Sterling Price (September 20, 1809 &ndash; September 29, 1867) was a lawyer, politician, and militia general from the U.S. state of Missouri, an American Army general during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate Army major general during the American Civil War.

Sterling Price

Sterling Price (September 20, 1809 – September 29, 1867) was a lawyer, politician, and militia…

Discoverer of oxygen gas.

Joseph Priestley

Discoverer of oxygen gas.

an English chemist, philosopher, dissenting clergyman, and educator. He is known for his investigations of carbon dioxide and the co-discovery of oxygen.

Joseph Priestley

an English chemist, philosopher, dissenting clergyman, and educator. He is known for his investigations…

"An English philosopher and divine, was born in 1733 near Leeds." -Marshall

Joseph Priestly

"An English philosopher and divine, was born in 1733 near Leeds." -Marshall

An American author; born in Cambrdge, N.Y., Oct. 31, 1825.

William C. Prime

An American author; born in Cambrdge, N.Y., Oct. 31, 1825.

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions, and recognized by the Senate, A certain Florianus, brother of Tacitus, had in the mean tie assumed the purple without recognition by either the civil or the military power; but presently finding himself abandoned, he made an end by suicide. Probus, who was a soldier and man of worth, was thus left in undisputed possession of the throne. His reign of six years was almost wholly occupied in war."—Ridpath, 1885

Probus

"The next Emperor was Aurelius Probus, officer of the army of Germany. He was chosen by the legions,…

Famous astronomer and mathematician.

Professor R. A. Proctor

Famous astronomer and mathematician.