People

Paweł Bryliński

died April 18th, 1890

Paweł Bryliński was a Polish folk-sculptor. He is perhaps best known for a series of works concerning Holy Week.

Paweł Czapiewski

born March 30th, 1978

Paweł Czapiewski is a former Polish middle-distance runner. He was born in Stargard.

Paweł Janas

born March 4th, 1953

Paweł Janas is a Polish former football manager and former footballer who played as a defender.

Paweł Kieszek

born April 16th, 1984

Paweł Kieszek is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Liga Portugal 2 club U.D. Leiria.

Paxton Whitehead

born October 17th, 1937

Francis Edward Paxton Whitehead (born 17 October 1937) is an English actor, theatre director and playwright. He was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for his performance as Pellinore in the 1980 revival of Camelot. He has had many Broadway roles. He is also known for his film roles and is well known, especially to US and television audiences in general, for his many guest appearances on several US shows, especially guest appearances on major sitcoms of the 90's, such as Frasier, Caroline in the City, Ellen, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Drew Carry Show, Mad About You, and Friends.

Payal Rohatgi

born November 9th, 1984

Payal Rohatgi (born 9 November 1984) is an Indian actress and reality TV performer who appears in Hindi films. She was a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss in 2008. In 2022, she participated in ALT Balaji's reality television show Lock Upp and emerged as the Runner-Up.

Payel Sarkar

born February 10th, 1978

Payel Sarkar (born 10 February 1978) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Bengali films and Hindi television. On 25 February 2021, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Payne Stewart

born January 30th, 1957

William Payne Stewart was an American professional golfer who won eleven PGA Tour events, including three major championships, the last of which came just a few months before his death in an airplane accident at the age of 42.

Payut Ngaokrachang

born April 1st, 1929

Payut Ngaokrachang was a Thai cartoonist and animator. He created Thai cinema's first cel-animated feature film, The Adventure of Sudsakorn.

Paz de la Huerta

born September 3rd, 1984

María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta y Bruce (pronounced [pas de la ˈweɾ.ta]; born September 3, 1984), known professionally as Paz de la Huerta, is an American actress and model. She had roles in the films The Cider House Rules (1999) and A Walk to Remember (2002), and played Lucy Danziger in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.

Pe Maung Tin

born April 24th, 1888

Pe Maung Tin was a scholar of Pali and Buddhism and educator in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Born to an Anglican family at Pauktaw, Insein Township, Rangoon, he was the fifth child of U Pe and Daw Myaing. His grandfather was the first Burmese pastor of Henzada. He learnt the basic Buddhist texts at a local private school before he went to Rangoon Government High School where he won a scholarship at age 14.

Peabo Bryson

born April 13th, 1951

Robert Peapo "Peabo" Bryson is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for singing soul ballads including the hit singles "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" with Roberta Flack, "A Whole New World'' with Regina Belle, and ''Beauty and the Beast'' with Celine Dion. Bryson has contributed to two Disney animated feature soundtracks. Bryson is a winner of two Grammy Awards.

Pearl Bailey

March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990

Pearl Mae Bailey was an American actress, singer and author. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in 1946. She received a Special Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in 1968. In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale. Her rendition of "Takes Two to Tango" hit the top ten in 1952.

Pearl S. Buck

died March 6th, 1973

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth, the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and which won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China" and for her "masterpieces", two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents.

Pearl White

born March 4th, 1889

Pearl Fay White was an American stage and film actress. She began her career on the stage at age 6, and later moved on to silent films appearing in a number of popular serials.

Pechaya Wattanamontree

born April 28th, 1989

Pechaya Wattanamontree (Thai: พีชญา วัฒนามนตรี; RTGS: Phichaya Watthanamontri; born 28 April 1989), who goes by the nickname Min (Thai: มิน), is a Thai model and actress.

Peder Griffenfeld

died March 12th, 1699

Count Peder Griffenfeld was a Danish statesman and royal favourite. He became the principal adviser to King Christian V of Denmark from 1670 and the de facto ruler of the dual kingdom of Denmark-Norway in the first half of the 1670s. In 1673 he was appointed as Chancellor of Denmark, elevated to count, the highest aristocratic rank in Denmark-Norway, and received the Order of the Elephant, the country's highest order. At the behest of his enemies at court, Griffenfeld was arrested in early 1676 and convicted of treason, a charge that historians agree was false. He was imprisoned for 22 years, mainly at Munkholmen in Norway.

Peder Horrebow

May 14th, 1679 - April 15th, 1764

Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow (Horrebov) was a Danish astronomer. Born in Løgstør, Jutland to a poor family of fishermen, Horrebow entered the University of Copenhagen in 1703. He worked his way through grammar school and university by virtue of his technical knowledge: he repaired mechanical and musical instruments and cut seals. He received his MA from the university in 1716, and his MD in 1725. From 1703 to 1707, he served as an assistant to Ole Rømer and lived in Rømer's home. He worked as a household tutor from 1707 to 1711 to a Danish baron, and entered the governmental bureaucracy as an excise writer in 1711.

Peder Syv

born February 22nd, 1631

Peder Pedersen Syv or in Latin Petrus Petri Septimius was a Danish philologist, folklorist and priest, known for his collections of Danish proverbs and folksongs, and his contributions to the development of Danish as a written language.

Pedro Arias Dávila

died March 6th, 1531

Pedro Arias de Ávila was a Spanish soldier and colonial administrator. He led the first great Spanish expedition to the mainland of the New World. There he served as governor of Panama (1514–1526) and Nicaragua (1527–1531), and founded Panama City (1519).

Pedro Armendáriz

born May 9th, 1912

Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings was a Mexican-American film actor who made films in both Mexico and the United States. With Dolores del Río and María Félix, he was one of the best-known Latin American movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s.

Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

April 6th, 1940 - December 26th, 2011

Pedro Armendáriz Bohr, better known by his stage name Pedro Armendáriz Jr., was a Mexican actor.

Pedro Astacio

born November 28th, 1968

Pedro Julio Astacio (born November 28, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1992–1997), Colorado Rockies (1997–2001), Houston Astros (2001), New York Mets (2002–2003), Boston Red Sox (2004), Texas Rangers (2005), the San Diego Padres (2005) and the Washington Nationals (2006). In 2007, Astacio signed a contract with the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, but they released him in May.

Pedro Bartolomé Benoit

died April 5th, 2012

Pedro Bartolomé Benoit Vanderhorst was a politician and military officer from the Dominican Republic. He served as the 7th provisional president of the Dominican Republic from 1 May until 7 May 1965. He was also a member of the Revolutionary Committee, which ruled the country for about few hours on 25 April 1965.

Pedro Cachín

born April 12th, 1995

Pedro Cachín is an Argentine professional tennis player. Cachin has a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 48 achieved on 7 August 2023 and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 219 achieved on 9 May 2022. As a junior, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 8 on 9 December 2013.

Pedro Calderón de la Barca

born January 17th, 1600

Pedro Calderón de la Barca was a Spanish dramatist, poet, writer and knight of the Order of Santiago. He is known as one of the most distinguished Baroque writers of the Spanish Golden Age, especially for his plays.

Pedro Calungsod

died April 2nd, 1672

Pedro Calungsod, also known as Peter Calungsod and Pedro Calonsor, was a Catholic Filipino-Visayan migrant, sacristan and missionary catechist who, along with the Spanish Jesuit missionary Diego Luis de San Vitores, suffered religious persecution and martyrdom in Guam for their missionary work in 1672.

Pedro Chaves

born February 27th, 1965

Pedro António Matos Chaves is a Portuguese racing driver.

Pedro Costa

born December 30th, 1958

Pedro Costa is a Portuguese film director. He is best known for his sequence of films set in Lisbon, which focuses on the lives of the impoverished residents of a slum in the Fontainhas neighbourhood.

Pedro de la Rosa

born February 24th, 1971

Pedro Martínez de la Rosa is a Spanish former Formula One driver who has participated in 107 Grands Prix for the Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT teams. He made his Formula One debut on 7 March 1999, becoming one of seventy-eight drivers to score a point in his first race. He has scored a total of 35 championship points, which includes a podium finish at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Pedro de Valdivia

April 17th, 1497 - December 25th, 1553

Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia or Valdiva was a Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile. After serving with the Spanish army in Italy and Flanders, he was sent to South America in 1534, where he served as lieutenant under Francisco Pizarro in Peru, acting as his second in command.

Pedro Delgado

born April 15th, 1960

Pedro Delgado Robledo, also known as Perico, is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 1988 Tour de France, as well as the Vuelta a España in 1985 and 1989.
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