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Packard, David (1912 - 1996)

US engineer, entrepreneur-manager, government adviser, and philanthropist, who co-founded the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) with university friend,

Packer, Kerry

Australian media proprietor, chair of Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) 1974-1998. CPH, a privately-held company founded by Packer's father and the

Paderewski, Ignacy (1860 - 1941)

Polish pianist, composer, and politician. After his debut in Vienna in 1887, he became celebrated in Europe and the USA as an interpreter of the piano

Open Paganini, Niccolò (1782 - 1840)
Paganini, Niccolò (1782 - 1840)

Italian violinist and composer. He was a concert soloist from the age of nine. A prodigious technician, he drew on folk and gypsy idioms to create the

Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006

Korean composer, sculptor, and performance artist, regarded as the founder of video art . He lived in the USA from 1964. Originally part of the Fluxus

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Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)

1737–1809, Anglo-American political theorist and writer, b. Thetford, Norfolk, England. The son of a working-class Quaker, he became an excise officer

Paisiello, Giovanni (May 9, 1740 - Jun 5, 1816)

Italian composer. He wrote about 100 operas, including Il barbiere di Siviglia/Barber of Seville (1782), which was very successful until it was

Paisley, Ian (1926 - 2014)

( pāz'lē ), 1926–2014, Northern Irish religious and political leader. For many years a leading protagonist of militant Protestantism against Roman

Palade, G. E.

Romanian cell biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and Christian René de Duve for work on the

Palin, Michael (Edward) (May 5, 1943 - )

English actor and writer. First acclaimed as a member of the satirical television series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–74), he achieved solo