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Tomas Perez Guerra

On 31 August 1826, during the midst of mayor Perez Guerras mayoral term, a slave revolt in Ponce against the slave owners in Ponce was discovered and the slaves were condemned to death. The Provincial Military Governor of Puerto Rico, Miguel de l ...

Peter Connellan

Peter Connellan is a retired Canadian football coach. He coached the University of Calgary Dinos football team from 1983 to 1995. Under his leadership, the Dinos won Canada West championships in 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, and 1995, ...

Al Peterson

Albert Peterson was an American basketball player known for his collegiate career at the University of Kansas in the 1920s. He was a three-time first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference player in each of his three varsity seasons from 1924–25 thr ...

Jeanne Arland Peterson

Jeanne Arland Peterson was an American singer and pianist who was considered by some the "first lady of jazz" in Minneapolis–Saint Paul. She was inducted into two Minnesota halls of fame.

Marcus Petronius Sura Mamertinus

Marcus Petronius Sura Mamertinus was a Roman consul who lived in the 2nd century and was one of the sons-in-law of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Mamertinus came from a wealthy, well-connected family of African origin - possibly from Egypt. His fat ...

Antipope Philip

In 768, Philip was a priest serving in the monastery of St. Vitus on the Esquiline. Rome was in turmoil following the death of Pope Paul I, as rival factions sought to elect a pope to succeed him. The Primicerius, Christophorus, and his son Sergi ...

Vicente Pimentel Jr.

Vicente Pimentel Jr., also known as BB Boy Pimentel or simply BB Pimentel, was a Filipino politician. He served as the Governor of Surigao del Sur province for three non-consecutive terms from 2001 until 2010 and again from 2016 until his death i ...

Tomas Pinpin

Tomas Pinpin was a printer, writer and publisher from Abucay, a municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines, who was the first Filipino printer and is sometimes referred as the "Prince of the Filipino Printers." Pinpin is remembered for b ...

Lactantius Placidus

Lactantius Placidus was the presumed author of a commentary on Statiuss poem Thebaid. Wilhelm Siegmund Teuffel considered him to be the same person as Luctatius Placidus, the ostensible author of a medieval Latin glossary titled Glossae Luctatii ...

Sam Plank

Terry Hilton was a British local radio broadcaster, known for his talk-based radio programmes in Staffordshire, The Potteries and Stoke-on-Trent on BBC Radio Stoke and Signal 2. Plank left Signal to set up Trent Radio broadcasting as Focal Radio ...

Inge Pohmann

Inge Pohmann was a German female tennis player whose career lasted from the end of World War II until the mid-1950s. Pohmann won the German national singles title in 1950, 1951 and 1953. She was the No.1 ranked player in Germany in 1950. She was ...

Juan de Ponte

De Ponte had been harbormaster at the Port of Ponce and was one of a group of citizens who labored extensively to bring a water pipeline from the Acueducto de Ponce in the city proper to serve the needs for potable water at Barrio Playa. He was r ...

John Popham (military commander)

Sir John Popham was MP for Hampshire and Sheriff of Hampshire. He was a military commander and speaker-elect of the House of Commons. He took part in Henry Vs invasion of France in 1415 and in the French wars under John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of ...

Francis Porter

Francis Porter, O.F.M., was a professor, lecturer, and President, of the Irish College of St. Isidore, Rome. He was a native of County Meath.

Jose del Pozo

Jose del Pozo was a Spanish painter; known primarily for his participation in the Malaspina Expedition. He spent most of his career in Peru. Some sources give his year of death as 1830.

Prangarda of Canossa

With Manfred, Prangarda had several children, including: Alric Atto Otto Ulric Manfred Wido Hugo

Juan Prats

Juan Prats was Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, twice in 1849. He was a landowner, owning - among others - Hacienda La Matilde, in Ponce. He was also an appraiser, best known for the contentious appraisal of the plot of land where the Ponce City Hall ...

Pribislaw II

Pribislaw II was a prince from the Parchim-Richenberg line of the House of Mecklenburg. He was Lord of Bialogard from 1270 until his death.

Theodore Prodromos

Theodore Prodromos or Prodromus, probably also the same person as the so-called Ptochoprodromos, was a Byzantine writer, well known for his prose and poetry.

Prosper of Aquitaine

Saint Prosper of Aquitaine, a Christian writer and disciple of Saint Augustine of Hippo, was the first continuator of Jeromes Universal Chronicle.

Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi

Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi was the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate on the Persian Gulf, from 1948 to 2010. On 10 February 1972, under his leadership, Ras Al Khaimah become the seventh Trucial State to join the United Arab Emirates. He ...

Queen Jane (musician)

Jane Nyambura, better known by her stage name Queen Jane was a Kenyan benga musician performing in Kikuyu language. Queen Jane was born in Kangema, Muranga County. She started her musical career in 1984 as a back up vocalist for Mbiri Young Stars ...

Jose Maria Quesada

Quesada was a Spaniard who migrated to Puerto Rico from Venezuela in 1819, establishing himself in Ponce. His wife was Maria del Rosario Perez, and they had three children, Jose Maria Jr., Eustaquio and Eustaquia.

Nicholas Queytrot

Nicholas Queytrot, also called Nicholas Greytrot or Nicholas Coitrotte, was a wealthy merchant of Dublin city in the sixteenth century, who served one term as Mayor of Dublin. He is first heard of in 1504, when the Dublin city fathers employed hi ...

Josefina Quezada

Josefina Quezada was a Mexican-born Chicana muralist, photographer and supporter of the arts in Los Angeles. There are twelve murals in Los Angeles created by Quezada.

Robert de Quincy

Quincy was a son of Saer de Quincy and Matilda de Senlis. Robert was granted the castle of Forfar and a toft in Haddington by King William of Scotland, his cousin. He served as joint Justiciar of Lothian serving from 1171 to 1178. Robert accompan ...

Luis de Quixano y Font

Quixano Font was a retired Spanish colonel that performed as corregidor mayor of Ponce. He was also an early propeller of the celebration of the fiestas patronales in Ponce.

John Rae (minister)

John Rae was the son of William Rae, burgess of Edinburgh. He served heir 7 February 1666. He was educated at the University of Glasgow and graduated with an M.A. in 1651. At the Restoration he was minister of Symington in the Presbytery of Bigga ...

Ragnall mac Somairle

Ragnall mac Somairle was a significant late twelfth century magnate, seated on the western seaboard of Scotland. He was probably a younger son of Somairle mac Gilla Brigte, Lord of Argyll and his wife, Ragnhildr, daughter of Olafr Gudrodarson, Ki ...

Hassan Rahnamaeian

Hassan Rahnamaeian is one of the heroes in the field of bodybuilding born in Borujerd. He has a diploma in education and resides in Karaj and teaches bodybuilding.

Dhanushkodi Ramasamy

Danushkodi Ramasamy was a Tamil writer from Tamil Nadu, India. His works were characterized by his sympathies with communist ideals and depictions of the plight of labourers. He was the general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkia Perumanram ...

Mysore Sadashiva Rao

Mysore Sadashiva Rao or Sadasiva Rao was a notable Indian vocalist and composer of Carnatic music in the traditions of Tyagaraja. He was a member of the court of the king of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. He is credited with developing the Myso ...

K. Rathamani

K. Rathamani was an Indian politician. Rathamani was born in Kalinjikuppam, a village of Villupuram district, to a family of farmers. He obtained a masters degree. Rathamani contested his first Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election in 2011, an ...

Paul Rawlinson

Rawlinson was born and brought up with his older brother Adrian in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England. He attended St Bedes School. He received his B.A. Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1984, before graduating from the Univer ...

Virendra Razdan

Virendra Razdan was an Indian film and television actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Maulana Azad, a leading figure of the Indian independence movement, in the 1982 biographical film Gandhi directed by Richard Attenborough. and for his ...

Abdul Razzaq Baloch (journalist)

Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch, also known as Haji Razak, ca. 1971-1978 – 21 August 2013 was a copy editor/sub editor at nationalist newspaper Daily Tawar Voice. Abdul Razzaq was found mutilated after he had been reported missing since 24 March 2013 an ...

Reinmar von Zweter

Reinmar von Zweter was a Middle High German poet of Spruchdichtung. The iconography in the Manesse Codex suggests that he may have been blind, since he is the only person represented in the manuscript with closed eyes and other people writing. Th ...

Richeza of Sweden, Duchess of Poland

Richeza of Sweden, was a Swedish princess member of the House of Bjelbo and by marriage Duchess of Greater Poland during 1285-1292 and High Duchess consort of Poland during 1290-1291. She was a daughter of Valdemar, King of Sweden and Sophia of D ...

Antonio Rinaldi (choreographer)

Antonio Rinaldi, also known as Fossano, Fusano, and Fossan, was an Italian choreographer who worked in Russia. He was a native of Naples, Italy. In 1733, Rinaldi worked at the San Samuele Theater in Venice. In 1734, he moved to work in London, bu ...

Abdost Rind

Abdost Rind, a reporter in Pakistan, was working for the Daily Eagle, an Urdu-language newspaper in the Turbat area of Balochistan, Pakistan, on 18 February, when he became the second journalist killed in Balochistan in 2011.

Derrick Rochester

Derrick Austin Rochester, O.J. was a Jamaican politician, trade unionist, and member of the Peoples National Party. Rochester served as a member of the House of Representatives for South East St Elizabeth from 1972 to 1980 and a member of the Sen ...

John Rogers (businessman)

John Geoffrey Rogers was a Canadian-born American businessman and executive. Rogers, who served continuously as President of the San Diego Comic-Con from 1986 until his death in 2018, oversaw its expansion from a niche event into an international ...

Juan Roget

Juan Roget or Joan Roget was a spectacle maker in Girona, Catalonia, Spain who has been cited as a possible inventor of the telescope.

Adriaen Rombouts

Adriaen Rombouts was a Flemish genre painter active in Brussels in the middle of the 17th century. He is known for his indoor scenes with peasants engaging in play, eating and drinking.

Francisco Romero (mayor)

Francisco Romero came to Puerto Rico from Venezuela around 1821 and settled in Ponce, where he was a landowner. In 1836, Romero had been one of a team of three assistants to Barrio Playa mayor, Sargent Rafael Muñoz, before becoming mayor of Ponce ...

Ibrahim Rowther

Ibrahim Rowther is an Indian film producer and writer who has worked on Tamil language films. He produced films under the studios Rowther Films, Tamilannai Cine Creation and IV Cine International.

Mina Rzouki

Mina Rzouki is a journalist and broadcaster for the BBC. Rzouki has presented and appeared as a guest on the Euro Leagues ’ radio programme on BBC Radio Five Live. She regularly contributes to the Up all night show World Football Phone-In and has ...

Ermelindo Salazar

Ermelindo Salazar Schuck was interim Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from May to 10 July 1887. He filled the mayoral post between the resignation of mayor Ramon Elices Montes and the arrival of Fernando Diez de Ulzurrun y Somellera, who was appointe ...

Al-Samawal al-Maghribi

Al-Samawʾal ibn Yahyā al-Maghribī, commonly known as Samaual al-Maghribi, was a mathematician, astronomer and physician. Born to a Jewish family, he concealed his conversion to Islam for many years in fear of offending his father, then openly emb ...

Charlesworth Samuel

Born in Swetes, Antigua, Samuel attended the All Saint’s Government School. After graduating he worked as a surveyor trainee for the Public Works Department. He began teaching in 1957 at the Swetes Government School and, in 1964, was appointed he ...