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John Page

bornactivedied
1743, Apr 281763-18081808, Oct 11
a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as the 13th Governor of Virginia. John Page graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson, having exc...
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Arung Palakka

aka: La Tenritatta to Unru'
borndied
1634 ca1696
a 17th-century Bugis prince and warrior. He supported the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the Makassar War (1666–1669) against the Gowa Sultanate in his native South Sulawesi (today part of Indonesia). After the defeat of Gowa, he became the King of Bone and South Sulawesi's most powerful man. In 1660 Bone rose in rebellion against Gowa, and Palakka beca...
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John Parker

borndied
1729, Jul 131775, Sep 17
an American colonial farmer, mechanic, soldier, and colonial militia officer who commanded the Lexington, Patriot, colonial militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Parker and his men participated in the subsequent Siege of Boston. He was unable to serve in the Battle of Bunker Hill in June, and died of tuberculosis on September 17, 1775, aged 4...
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Henry Percy

aka: 6th Earl of Northumberland
borndied
1502 ca1537
an English nobleman, active as a military officer in the north. He is now primarily remembered as the betrothed of Anne Boleyn, whom he was forced to give up before she became involved with King Henry VIII. Henry was sent, when quite young, to be a page in Thomas Wolsey's household. He was knighted in 1519. The principal source for the early passages of Perc...
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Hugh Percy

aka: 2nd Duke of Northumberland, Hugh Smithson, Lord Warkworth, Earl Percy
borndied
1742, Aug 141817, Jul 10
an officer in the British army and later a British peer. He participated in the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Long Island during the American War of Independence, but resigned his command in 1777 due to disagreements with his superior, General William Howe.
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Sir Thomas Percy [1]

borndied
1504 ca1537, Jun 2
a participant in the 1537 Bigod's Rebellion in the aftermath of the Pilgrimage of Grace, a Roman Catholic uprising against King Henry VIII. He was convicted of treason and hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913) states that he "is considered a martyr by many". He was born in about 1504 at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, the se...
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Thomas Percy [2]

aka: 7th Earl of Northumberland, 1st Baron Percy
borndied
15281572, Aug 22
led the Rising of the North and was executed for treason. He was later beatified by the Catholic Church. After the Rising of the North failed, Thomas fled to Scotland, where he was captured by the Earl of Morton, one of the leading Scottish nobles. After three years, he was sold to the English Government for two thousand pounds. He was conducted to York and ...
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Duarte Pacheco Pereira

borndied
1460 ca1533
a Portuguese sea captain, soldier, explorer and cartographer. He travelled particularly in the central Atlantic Ocean west of the Cape Verde islands, along the coast of West Africa and to India. His accomplishments in strategic warfare, exploration, mathematics and astronomy were of an exceptional level.
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Henry Perry [2]

borndied
1790 ca1817, Jun 19
Henry Perry, filibuster, was probably a native of Connecticut and possibly related to the noted military leader Daniel Perry. He joined the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition at Natchitoches in 1812, but it is unclear if he resigned from the United States Army with Magee or was an associate of Samuel Kemper. He was made a captain under Major Kemper. He was promoted...
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Maurice Persat

borndied
1788, Apr 301858
a French officer and writer, participant of the Napoleonic wars and revolutionary wars in Latin America, Greece and Spain. He was a captain of cavalry in Napoleon's army. He received the Order of the "Legion of Honor" from the hands of Napoleon in 1813. In the years 1838-1839, he wrote "Memoirs 1806-1844", which, however, remained unpublished until 1910.
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Joseph von Petrasch

borndied
1714, Oct 191772, May 15
a soldier, writer and philologist. In 1746 he founded the Olomouc-based Societas incognitorum, the first Enlightenment-inspired learned society in the Habsburg territories. As a young man he pursued a military career as adjutant to Prince Eugene of Savoy, accumulating substantial wealth. On 27 March 1750 Petrasch was able to buy the lordship of Nové Zámky ...
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Patriarch Philaret of Moscow

aka: Feodor Nikitich Romanov, Filaret
borndied
15631633, Oct 1
a Russian boyar who after temporary disgrace rose to become patriarch of Moscow as Filaret, and became de facto ruler of Russia during the reign of his son, Mikhail Feodorovich. On the death of the childless tsar, he was the popular candidate for the vacant throne; but he acquiesced in the election of Boris Godunov, and shared the disgrace of his too-powerfu...
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Philibert of Baden

aka: Margrave of Baden-Baden
borndied
1536, Jan 221569, Oct 3
ruled the Margraviate of Baden-Baden from 1554 to 1569. Philibert was the son of the Margrave Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden and Franziska of Luxembourg. Philibert spent part of his youth at the court of Duke William IV of Bavaria in Munich. William, who later became his father-in-law, was known for his strict Catholic perspective and brought the Jesu...
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Philibert of Chalon

borndied
1502, Mar 181530, Aug 3
the last Prince of Orange from the House of Chalon. Born at Nozeroy to John IV of Chalon-Arlay, Philibert served Emperor Charles V as commander in Italy, fighting in the War of the League of Cognac. He took part in the Sack of Rome and was killed during the final stages of the Siege of Florence (1530). An interesting exchange of letters during the siege betw...
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Emmanuel Philibert

aka: Duke of Savoy, Emanuele Filiberto, Testa 'd fer (Ironhead)
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1528, Jul 81580, Aug 30
Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580, KG. Born in Chambéry, Emmanuel Philibert was the only child of Charles III, Duke of Savoy, and Beatrice of Portugal to reach adulthood. His mother was sister-in-law to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the future duke served in Charles's army during the war against more
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Philip of Cleves [1]

aka: van Kleef, Lord of Ravenstein, Wijnendale and Enghien
borndied
14591528, Jan 28
a prominent nobleman and general in the circle of counselors around Maximilian of Habsburg. In 1477 Philip of Cleves was appointed by Maria of Burgundy and her husband Maximilian of Habsburg as military commander-in-chief of French Flanders. In 1498 when he entered the service of the French King Louis XII and left for Italy. After being a viceroy in Genoa f...
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William Phillips

borndied
17311781, May 13
a renowned artilleryman and general officer in the British Army who served as a major-general in the American War of Independence. Phillips was promoted to the rank of Major-General and sent to Quebec in 1776, along with his friend General Henry Clinton and General John Burgoyne, to be the commander of all artillery in the province. Governor Sir Guy Carleton...
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William Phips

aka: Phipps
bornactivedied
1651, Feb 21673-16951695, Feb 18
a shepherd boy born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a shipwright, ship's captain, treasure hunter, a major general, and the first royally appointed governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He is perhaps best remembered for establishing, and later over-ruling and disbanding, the court associated with the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
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Enea Silvio Piccolomini

borndied
1640 ca1689
an Italian nobleman coming from a well known family from Siena in Italy, who served in the Habsburg army. He is known for leading a campaign against the Ottomans in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia in 1689, and for setting on fire Skopje, the present day capital of the Republic of Macedonia. In 1675 Enea Silvio was a lieutenant-colonel on campaign. He describes ...
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Enea Silvio Piccolomini

borndied
1640 ca1689
an Italian nobleman coming from a well known family from Siena in Italy, who served in the Habsburg army. He is known for leading a campaign against the Ottomans in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia in 1689, and for setting on fire Skopje, the present day capital of the Republic of Macedonia. He attempted to conquer the Ottoman territories of Kosovo, Bosnia and M...
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Ottavio Piccolomini

aka: Piccolomini-Pieri
bornactivedied
1599, Nov 111618-16481656, Aug 11
an Italian nobleman whose military career included service as a Spanish general and then as a field marshal of the Holy Roman Empire. 1618 saw the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War. Piccolomini was appointed captain of a cavalry regiment in Bohemia, sent by the Grand Duke of Tuscany to the emperor's army. He fought with distinction under Count Charles Bucquo...
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Jean-Charles Pichegru

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1761, Feb 161804, Apr 5
a distinguished French general of the Revolutionary Wars. Under his command, French troops overran Belgium and the Netherlands before fighting on the Rhine front. His subsequent involvement in a royalist conspiracy to remove Napoleon from power led to his arrest and death. Despite his defection, his surname is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Trio...
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William Pierce

bornactivedied
17531775-17891789, Dec 10
an army officer during the American Revolutionary War and a member of the United States Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was born in York County, Virginia in 1753, the third and youngest son of Matthew and Elizabeth Pierce. As a young man, he studied art under Charles Willson Peale in Maryland and returned to Williamsburg, Virginia to accept commissions...
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Robert Pierrepont

aka: 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull
borndied
1584, Aug 61643, Jul 25
an English nobleman who joined the Royalist side in the English Civil War after some delay and became lieutenant-general of the counties of Lincoln, Rutland, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Norfolk. He was killed in a friendly fire incident after being captured by Parliamentary forces. He was Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1601, became a JP for Nottin...
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Zebulon Pike

bornactivedied
1779, Jan 51799-18131813, Apr 27
an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United States Army captain in 1806–1807, he led the Pike Expedition, sent out by President Thomas Jefferson, to explore and document the southern portion of the Louisi...
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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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1746, Feb 251825, Aug 16
an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate in 1804 and 1808, losing both elections. Pinckney was born into a powerful family of aristocratic planters. He practiced law for several years and was elected to ...
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Gonzalo Pizarro

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15101548, Apr 10
a Spanish conquistador and younger paternal half-brother of Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of the Inca Empire. Bastard son of Captain Gonzalo Pizarro y Rodríguez de Aguilar (senior) (1446–1522) who as colonel of infantry served in the Italian campaigns under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and in Navarre, with some distinction, and María Alonso, from T...
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Asa Pollard

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1735, Nov 151775, Jun 15
an American soldier. He was the first soldier to be killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the American Revolutionary War. Pollard enlisted in the Continental Army on May 8, 1775, and his first battle was during the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He died in the Battle of Bunker Hill (fought on Breed's Hill) when a cannonball, shot from a ship, took off hi...
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Peter Pond

borndied
1739/40, Jan 181807
a soldier with a Connecticut regiment, a fur trader, a founding member of the North West Company and the Beaver Club, an explorer and a cartographer. Though he was born and died in Milford, Connecticut, most of his life was spent in northwestern North America, where he explored waterways around Lake Athabasca and determined the approximate locations of Great...
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Gaspar de Portola

aka: Portolà
borndied
17161786
a soldier and administrator in New Spain; explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey; governor of Las Californias and first Governor of Alta California (1768–1770). Portolá led the first land exploration from San Diego to San Francisco. He named many landmarks features on his trip, many names that are still in use today.
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Grigory Potemkin

borndied
1739, Sep 301791, Oct 5
a Russian military leader, statesman, nobleman and favourite of Catherine the Great. He died during negotiations over the Treaty of Jassy, which ended a war with the Ottoman Empire that he had overseen. Potemkin was born into a family of middle-income noble landowners. He first attracted Catherine's favor for helping in her 1762 coup, then distinguished hims...
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Colonel Cuthbert Potter

bornactivedied
1637 ca1653-16901691
Born in England and died in Barbados. He practiced law in Lancaster County, Virginia, as early as 1653, and three years later his name appears among the justices of the Lancaster County Court. In later years he was one of the large landholders of Middlesex County and was closely associated with Ralph Wormeley, a leading member of the Council. The narrative o...
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Edward Poynings

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14591521, Oct 22
an English soldier, administrator and diplomat, and Lord Deputy of Ireland under King Henry VII of England. In 1493 Poynings was acting as deputy or governor of Calais. In July he was sent with Warham on a mission to Archduke Philip to gain Perkin Warbeck's expulsion from Burgundy, where he had been welcomed by the dowager duchess Margaret.
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Petar Preradovic

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1818, Mar 191872, Aug 18
a Croatian poet, writer, and military general in the Austro-Hungarian Army. He was a part of the Illyrian movement which influenced much of his politics and work. Preradovi? enrolled at the Austrian military academy at Wiener Neustadt where he converted to Catholicism and went on to excel as one of the school's best students. At the academy, he began writing...
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Richard Prescott

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17251788
a British officer, born in England. He was appointed a major of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, on 20 December 1756, transferred to the 72nd Regiment of Foot on 9 May 1758, and on 14 December 1761, lieutenant-colonel of the 17th Regiment of Foot before in May 1762, transferring to the 50th Regiment of Foot, with which regiment he served in Germany during the Seve...
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Sterling Price

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1809, Sep 141867, Sep 29
an American soldier, lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857. He also served as a United States Army brigadier general during the Mexican-American War, and a Confederate Army major general in the American Civil War. Price is best known for his victories in New Mexico and ...
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Sir Thomas Pride

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unknown1658, Oct 23
a parliamentarian commander in the Civil War, best known as one of the Regicides of King Charles I and as the instigator of "Pride's Purge". At the beginning of the Civil War he served as a captain in the New Model Army under Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex and was eventually promoted to the rank of colonel. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Prest...
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Tomos Prys

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1564 ca1634
a Welsh soldier, sailor and poet. He followed a seafaring life for many years, joining expeditions under both Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake. Many details survive about Tomos’s life, recorded in his poems, of which more than two hundred are extant. Many of these poems describe his adventures as a soldier who faced the Spanish Armada and fought in...
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Yemelyan Pugachev

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1742 ca1775, Jan 10
a pretender to the Russian throne who led a great popular insurrection during the reign of Catherine II. Born in the stanitsa Zimoveyskaya, he signed on to military service at the age of 17. One year later, he married a Cossack girl, Sofya Nedyuzheva, with whom he had a total of five children, two of whom died in infancy. Shortly after his marriage, he joine...
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Israel Putnam

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1718, Jan 71755-17791790, May 29
an American army general officer, popularly known as Old Put, who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). His reckless courage and fighting spirit became known far beyond Connecticut's borders through the circulation of folk legends in the American colonies and states celebrating his ex...
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Gwilym Puw

aka: William Pugh
borndied
1618 ca1689 ca
a Welsh Catholic poet and Royalist officer and a member of a prominent Recusant family from the Creuddyn in north Wales. He was a prolific author of Welsh language poems, mainly in defence of the Catholic faith. He also translated Catholic liturgical works from the Latin to his native Welsh. In 1648 he composed a Welsh poem in which loyalty to the king is co...
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William Pym

borndied
17721861, Mar 18
a British military surgeon. In 1794 he was appointed to a flank battalion commanded by Sir Eyre Coote, in the expedition under Sir Charles (later Earl) Grey which landed at Martinique in the early part of that year. He was present at the reduction of Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Guadeloupe. The force to which he was attached suffered great hardships, but rem...
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