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History by Letter - P

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter P.
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Aristotle's teacher
Canal finished in 1914
Venetian who wrote about
his travels to China in the 1200's
Former English spelling of Beijing
Ancient Egyptian writing material
Ancient sea-going civilization
that invented the alphabet
Japanese target on Dec 7, 1941
Temple on the acropolis of Athens
Disease that killed over 1/3rd of
Europe in the 1300's
Germanic country known for
its efficient military
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Roman city destroyed by the
eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
Title for the ruler of ancient Egypt
First emperor of Brazil
Conqueror of the Incas
Celtic tribe of ancient Scotland
"Great" tsar of Russia
Empire ruled by Cyrus and Xerxes
U.S. era when alcohol sales
were banned
Co-founder of Cubism
Name of two British PM's,
elder and younger
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level 73
Jul 28, 2014
Could you accept 'phoenician'
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Jul 28, 2014
Ok
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level 66
Aug 18, 2014
All I could think of for Phoenecian was Peloponnesian. Knew it was wrong, but couldn't think of the right one. :( Oh well. :D
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level 59
Sep 15, 2014
16/20. It would have been 17 if I had any idea how to write phoenician... But how could I know if there isn't even a wikipedia page about the topic in English...
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level 76
Sep 23, 2014
There's a wikipedia page about Phoenicia. I had no clue about the English spelling either and admit I looked it up in Finnish on wikipedia and then checked the English page.
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level 70
Sep 23, 2014
huh? There are wiki pages on waaaay more obscure stuff than the Phoenician civilization and alphabet.
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level 65
Sep 19, 2014
I read somewhere that the first Brazilian Emperor came to power largely due to support from Napoleon...
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level 55
Sep 23, 2014
I read Cubism as Communism, trying to think of someone who wasn't Marx. Oh well.
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level 66
Sep 23, 2014
They're both dialectical, in a way. Materialist too.
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level 70
Sep 23, 2014
I think you answer you were looking for is Friedrich Pengels.
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level 40
Aug 12, 2017
Very cute :)
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level 57
Jul 2, 2017
I read it as Cuba, so all I could think of was Che Guevara of Fidel Castro. Oops.
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level 72
Sep 23, 2014
Missed Picts, Pitt, and Pedro. Always a good quiz when I learn something new. Thanks!
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level 68
Sep 23, 2014
same 3 i missed
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level 45
Sep 23, 2014
Fun fact: William Pitt is also Brad Pitts real name.
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level 44
Sep 23, 2014
Lucked into Pedro using the search-and-destroy method on Latin P names.
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level 36
Sep 26, 2014
Maybe you could accept "Pestilence" for the bubonic plague
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level 53
Sep 26, 2014
Grrrr... I live in Nashville and we have a replica of the Parthenon, and I missed that one. :(
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level 75
Oct 13, 2014
Lord Palmerston!
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Oct 27, 2016
Pitt. The. Elder.
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level 44
Sep 11, 2015
misspelled Pizarro as Pisarro. Sigh.
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Oct 27, 2016
That misspelling will work now
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level 50
May 19, 2016
every one but Prussia facepalmed when i saw
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level 53
Sep 20, 2016
accept 'achaemenid' for Persia?
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level 60
Jan 1, 2017
Somehow, don't think it starts with a P.
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level 63
Oct 25, 2016
It is interesting that King Pedro of Portugal had to flee Portugal when France invaded and then when the people of Brazil rose up against the Portuguese rulers he chose to fight for Brazil and defeated the Portuguese supporting armies in Brazil and was made President. Quite a character.
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level 45
Oct 25, 2016
I only know two Portuguese names: Paolo (Paul) and Pablo (Peter, I think).
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level 47
Nov 13, 2016
Pablo is another Paul translation. Peter I believe translates to Pedro.
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level 67
Apr 10, 2017
Not really: Paul is Paolo in Italian and Pablo in Spanish. In Portuguese it's Paulo.
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level 54
Oct 31, 2016
I was very confused because I thought the Parthenon question was asking about a body of water at first (for some reason??)
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level 63
Jul 2, 2017
They call that problem "Water on the Brain"
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level 51
Jan 6, 2017
Thank goodness for Civ 5 for Pedro
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level 59
Jul 2, 2017
Wiktionary: Phoenecian, Misspelling of Phoenician. Webster: The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary.
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