50 famous 'P' people

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

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