50 famous 'P' people

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Principle designer of the Volkswagen Beetle motorcar in the 1930s
American musician and inventor generally credited with inventing the solid-body electric guitar
American director of the films 'The Wild Bunch', 'Straw Dogs' and 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'
Venetian explorer to China who spent 20 years at the court of Kublai Khan
Surname of a legendary king of Britain, father of King Arthur
American WWII General nickname 'Old Blood and Guts'
Surname of the sixth and last wife of king Henry VIII
Shah of Iran who abdicated in 1979 via a theocratic revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini
Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher famous for a theorem about the right-angled triangle
Roman prefect of Judaea who washed his hands at the trial of Jesus and gave the order for his crucifixion
Woman in Greek mythology who opened a box releasing all the evils of mankind leaving only hope
Anglo-American Founding Father, author of 'Rights Of Man' and 'Common Sense'
English authoress of childrens' animal stories such as 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'
Fictional wizard created by J.K. Rowling
British Home Secretary and later PM who introduced a police force into London in 1829
American singer known as 'The King'
Legendary figure who led the children away from Hamelin in Germany
American short-story writer and poet, author of 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Raven'
17-18th century Russian Czar who transformed rural Russia into an Empire on a par with European powers
Greek god of the wild, shepherds and flocks with the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat
Nickname of the Brazilian Edson Arantes do Nascimento, widely regarded as the greatest footballer ever
American actor in the films 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'Spellbound'
American actor in the '40s films 'The Mark of Zorro', 'The Black Swan' and 'Prince of Foxes'
Russian ballerina 1881-1931 widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history
Character in Greek myth who fatally wounds Achilles in the heel with an arrow
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King of Spain who sent the Spanish Armada against England 1588
Italian composer of the operas 'Tosca', 'Madame Butterfly' and 'Turandot'
King of Troy during the Trojan War
Spanish artist, co-developer of Cubism and painter of 'Guernica'
Italian tenor singer 1935-2007, the most well-known opera singer of his lifetime
A US state is named after this English Quaker who founded Philadelphia in 1682
French chemist and microbiologist who created the first vaccine for rabies and anthrax
The secret identity of Spider-Man
J.M. Barrie's fictional boy who never grew up
French general, leader of the Vichy collaborationist government during WWII
Canadian-born actress in silent films, one of the founders of United Artists
Wife of Odysseus who waited twenty years for the final return of her husband
17th century Englishman famous for his diaries describing events like the Great Fire of London
65th United States Secretary of State 2001-05
Greek mythological hero who killed the Gorgon Medusa and married Andromeda
American composer of the musicals 'Kiss Me, Kate' and 'Anything Goes'
First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952
French racing driver, four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion 1985, '86, '89 and '93
Name of two Prime Ministers of Great Britain, father and son
African-American civil rights icon who wouldn't give up her seat on a segregated bus in 1955
Russian writer of 'Eugene Onegin' and 'Boris Godunov'
American commander of US forces in Europe during WWI
South African golfer who won nine major championships 1959-78
American outlaw of the 1930s, partner of Clyde Barrow
American film actor in the 'Godfather' trilogy and Oscar winner in 'Scent of a Woman'

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