• Philip Danforth Armour, I

    1832 - 1901

    Philip Danforth Armour, I (1832 - 1901)

    Businessman. He was born in Stockbridge, New York, where his parents were farmers. When he was 19, he left for California to join the gold rush, where he started a business building sluices for use in the gold mining enterprise. Around 1856, he took his profits from the sluice business and relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, […]

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  • Philip Dorn

    1901 - 1975

    Philip Dorn (1901 - 1975)

    Philip Dorn (30 September 1901 – 9 May 1975), born Hein van der Niet and sometimes billed as Frits van Dongen, was a Dutch actor who had a career in Hollywood. Dorn was born in Scheveningen, The Hague, South Holland and made his stage debut at age 14 in Dutch productions. By the 1930s, he was […]

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  • Philip Guston

    1913 - 1980

    Philip Guston (1913 - 1980)

    Artist. He is remembered for his neo-expressionism in painting, abandoning the so-called “pure abstraction” of abstract expressionism in favor of more cartoonish renderings of various personal symbols and objects. He was born to Ukrainian-Jewish parents who escaped persecution when they emigrated from Odessa, Ukraine to Montreal, Canada. The family moved to Los Angeles, California when […]

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  • Philip H. Johnson

    1970 - 1933

    Philip H. Johnson (1970 - 1933)

    Architect. Johnson was a member of Philadelphia’s republican ‘machine’ when he married ward boss Israel Durham’s sister Margaret in 1902. Through Durham’s connections, mayor Samuel Ashbridge entered the city into a “perpetual contract” with Johnson, giving him the title of City Architect until his death. Johnson, with help from the ‘machine’, manipulated city contracts and […]

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  • Philip H. Johnson

    1970 - 1933

    Philip H. Johnson (1970 - 1933)

    Architect. Johnson was a member of Philadelphia’s republican ‘machine’ when he married ward boss Israel Durham’s sister Margaret in 1902. Through Durham’s connections, mayor Samuel Ashbridge entered the city into a “perpetual contract” with Johnson, giving him the title of City Architect until his death. Johnson, with help from the ‘machine’, manipulated city contracts and […]

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  • Philip Hardwick

    1792 - 1870

    Philip Hardwick (1792 - 1870)

    Noted Master Architect. He was a well-known architect who specialized in the design of railway stations in London. He was born in London and studied under the tutorship of his father, Thomas junior, master-mason to Robert Adam at Syon House, Middlesex. His grandfather, Thomas senior, was also a successful architect. In 1808 he entered the […]

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  • Philip Hilaire Bourneuf

    1908 - 1979

    Philip Hilaire Bourneuf (1908 - 1979)

    Actor in 54 television series/shows and 18 movies including: “Joan of Arc,” “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,” “The Arrangement,” “Pete ‘n’ Tillie” and “Frankenstein” (made for TV movie).  (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Frances Reid (1914 – 2010)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Philip II of Spain

    1527 - 1598

    Philip II of Spain (1527 - 1598)

    The son of Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, and his wife, Infanta Isabella of Portugal, Philip was born in the Spanish capital of Valladolid on 21 May 1527 at Palacio de Pimentel owned by Don Bernardino Pimentel (the first Marqués de Távara). The culture and courtly life of Spain were an important influence […]

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  • Philip III of Spain

    1578 - 1621

    Philip III of Spain (1578 - 1621)

    After Philip III’s older brother don Carlos died insane, Philip II had concluded that one of the causes of Carlos’ condition had been the influence of the warring factions at the Spanish court. He believed that Carlos’ education and upbringing had been badly affected by this, resulting in his lunacy and disobedience, and accordingly he […]

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  • Philip James De Loutherbourg

    1740 - 1812

    Philip James De Loutherbourg (1740 - 1812)

    Painter, Stage Designer. He was born and trained in France, initially by his father, a miniature painter and engraver to the court of Darmstadt. In 1766 he was elected to the French Royal Academy and made Royal Painter to Louis XVI, but in 1771 he traveled to London in search of commissions and to escape […]

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  • Philip John Amelio, II

    1977 - 2005

    Philip John Amelio, II (1977 - 2005)

    Actor. He is best known for his television role as ‘Scott Parker Chandler’ on the long-running soap opera series, “All My Children” from 1988 to 1991. Amelio’s character was the son of Stuart and Cindy Chandler, Adam Chandler’s brother and sister-in-law. In a later episode Cindy died from AIDS. Amelio’s other roles included, an appearance […]

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  • Philip K. Wrigley

    1894 - 1977

    Philip K. Wrigley (1894 - 1977)

    Chewing Gum Mogul, Major League Baseball Executive. He was born Philip Knight Wrigley in the Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the founder of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and owner of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team. He never attended college and at the age of 20 he went to Australia to […]

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  • Philip Loeb

    1891 - 1955

    Philip Loeb (1891 - 1955)

    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philip Loeb first performed in a high school production of Lady Gregory’s The Workhouse Ward. He served in the Army, then worked as stage manager of The Green Goddess. His stage career gained strength in the early 1920s when he became associated with the newly formed Theatre Guild in New York […]

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  • Philip Mangano

    1898 - 1951

    Philip Mangano (1898 - 1951)

    Capo in the Mangano Mafia Family of Brooklyn, NY. The Mangano Family was named after Philip’s older brother Vincent who was the Boss of the Family from 1931 until his death. On April 19,1951, Philip was found shot to death in a marsh near Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, NY. His brother Vincent disappeared that same […]

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  • Philip Markoff

    1986 - 2010

    Philip Markoff (1986 - 2010)

    Markoff was the son of Susan (née Haynes) and Richard Markoff, a dentist in Syracuse, New York. He had an older brother, Jon Markoff. He graduated in 2004 from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the History Club, and the Youth Court, and the school bowling and golf […]

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  • Philip Mechem

    1892 - 1969

    Philip Mechem (1892 - 1969)

    Author and educator. With his father, Charles Mechem, he was of the country’s most famed and distinguished legal writers.  Family links:  Spouse:  Catharine Evans Mechem (1900 – 1970)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Philip Ober

    1902 - 1982

    Philip Ober (1902 - 1982)

    Ober often appeared in roles as a straight man in farcical circumstances. He made his debut on stage, playing Tom Faulkner in Technique in 1931. He appeared in Lawrence Riley’s Broadway show Personal Appearance (1934) opposite Gladys George.  From 1954 to 1967, he frequently appeared in television series. He played a general determined to find […]

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  • Philip Pendleton Barbour

    1783 - 1841

    Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783 - 1841)

    Barbour was born near Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia. He was named for his ancestor Philip Pendleton through whom he was related to politician and judge, Edmund Pendleton. He attended common and private schools and graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1799. A year later he was admitted to the bar, […]

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  • Philip Rastelli

    2024 - 1991

    Philip Rastelli (2024 - 1991)

    Organized Crime Figure. He took control of the Bonanno Organized Crime Family after the murder of Carmine Galante in 1979. He was sentenced to twelve years in a federal prison in 1986.

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  • Philip V of Spain

    1683 - 1746

    Philip V of Spain (1683 - 1746)

    Philip was born at the Palace of Versailles in France the second son of Louis, Grand Dauphin, the heir apparent to the throne of France, and his wife Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Dauphine Victoire. He was a younger brother of Louis, Duke of Burgundy, the father of Louis XV of France. At birth, Philip […]

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  • Philip Workman

    1953 - 2007

    Philip Workman (1953 - 2007)

    Born on June 1, 1953 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Workman grew up with his parents on various Army bases. He later joined the Army. Shortly after his 1973 discharge, Workman was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Georgia for burglary and drug possession. He served 25 months.  In 1981, at 28 years old, Workman […]

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  • Philip Yordan

    1914 - 2003

    Philip Yordan (1914 - 2003)

    Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College […]

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  • Philipp Lenard

    1862 - 1947

    Philipp Lenard (1862 - 1947)

    As a physicist, Philipp Lenard’s major contributions were in the study of cathode rays, which he began in 1888. Prior to his work, cathode rays were produced in primitive, partially evacuated glass tubes that had metallic electrodes in them, across which a high voltage could be placed. Cathode rays were difficult to study using this […]

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  • Philipp Melanchthon

    1497 - 1560

    Philipp Melanchthon (1497 - 1560)

    Educator, Theologian. Born by the name of Philipp Schwarzerdt, after his father’s death he moved with his grandmother Elisabeth to Pforzheim, where he attended the Latin school. There he met Elisabeth’s brother the humanist Johannes Reuchlin, who influenced his work. It was Reuchlin who suggested Phillipp to change his last name to the Greek equivalent […]

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  • Philippa of Hainault

    1314 - 1369

    Philippa of Hainault (1314 - 1369)

    Philippa was born in Valenciennes in the County of Hainaut, in the Low Countries, a daughter of William I, Count of Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland, and Joan of Valois, the granddaughter of Philip III of France. She was one of eight children and the second of five daughters. Her eldest sister Margaret married Emperor Louis […]

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  • Philippe De Lacy

    1917 - 1995

    Philippe De Lacy (1917 - 1995)

    Actor. Born in Nancy during World War I, he lost his mother and five siblings when a German shell devastated the family home. American nurse, Miss Edith De Lacy, found him beside his dead mother, (he was only two days old) adopted him and brought him to America where his stunning looks soon made him […]

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  • Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé

    1786 - 1871

    Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé (1786 - 1871)

    Author, Lawyer, Seigneur. Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé is most remembered as the author of the iconic novel “Les Anciens Canadiens” (“The Canadians of Old”). He was the son of seigneur Pierre-Ignace Aubert de Gaspé, and came from a distinguished family that had been ennobled by Louis XIV in 1693. He received his classical education at […]

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  • Phillip Terry

    1909 - 1993

    Phillip Terry (1909 - 1993)

    Phillip Terry was born Frederick Henry Kormann in San Francisco, California, the only child of German Americans, Frederick Andrew Kormann (1883–1948) and Ida Ruth Voll (1883–1954). He attended grade school in Glendale, California. His father was a chemical engineer in the oil fields who moved often. To ensure he receive a stable education, his parents sent […]

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  • Phillip York Goldman

    1964 - 2003

    Phillip York Goldman (1964 - 2003)

    Businessman, Scientist. A Silicon Valley engineer and entrepreneur, he was a Princeton University computer science graduate and also won 19 patents. He worked for Apple Computers and General Magic, before being one of the three founding members of Webtv Inc. After the sale of Webtv Inc. to Microsoft, he founded Mailblocks where he was working […]

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  • Phillis Wheatley

    1753 - 1784

    Phillis Wheatley (1753 - 1784)

    Although the date and place of her birth are not documented, scholars believe that Phillis Wheatley was born in 1753 in West Africa, most likely in present-day Gambia or Senegal. Wheatley was brought to British-ruled Boston, Massachusetts on July 11, 1761, on a slave ship called The Phillis. It was owned by Timothy Fitch and […]

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