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Orderic Vitalis

(1075 – c.1142),Benedictine monk and historian

Earliest work:Vita sancti Ebrulfi: Life of St Ebrulf(1100–30)

Latest work:Gesta Normannorum Ducum: The History of the Dukes of Normandy(1159)

Osbert of Clare, Prior of Westminster Abbey

(d. in or after 1158),prior of Westminster Abbey and writer

Earliest work:To Hugh, Prior of Lewes(1120–3)

Latest work:To Adelildis, Abbess of Barking(1156–7)

Osborne, Dorothy, Lady Temple

(1627 – 1695),letter writer

Earliest work:To Sir William Temple (24 December)(1652)

Latest work:The Character of Sr W. Temple(1690)

Otway, Thomas

(1652 – 1685),playwright and poet

Earliest work:Alcibiades(1675)

Latest work:Windsor Castle(1685)


(43 BC – AD 17/18),poet

Earliest work:Amores(16 BC)

Latest work:Epistulae ex Ponto(AD 17)

Palmer, Samuel

(1805 – 1881),landscape painter and etcher

Earliest work:To Samuel Palmer Senior(1814)

Latest work:To [Alfred Herbert Palmer](1881)

Pater, Walter

(1839 – 1894),author and aesthete

Earliest work:The Myth of Demeter and Persephone(1875)

Latest work:Gaston de Latour(1894)

Peacock, Thomas Love

(1785 – 1866),satirical novelist and poet

Earliest work:1. To Sarah Peacock, 14 August(1792)

Latest work:336. To Lord Broughton, 7 October(1865)

Peele, George

(bap.1556 – d.1596),poet and playwright

Earliest work:Titus Andronicus(1589)

Latest work:Edward III(1595)

Pepys, Samuel

(1633 – 1703),naval official and diarist

Earliest work:1 S.P. to John Pepys Senior(1663)

Latest work:183 S.P. to Sir J. Lowther(1689)


(AD 34 – 62),poet

Earliest work:Saturae(AD 62)

Latest work:Saturae(AD 62)

Peter of Celle, Bishop of Chartres

(c.1115 – 1183),bishop of Chartres

Earliest work:To Pope Eugenius III, 15 Feb.(1145 × 1147)

Latest work:To Nicholas of St. Albans(1181)

Peter of Spain

(fl. 13th century AD),logician and physician, sometimes identified as Peter Juliani, Pope John XXI

Earliest work:Summulae Logicales: Summaries of Logic(c.1230–45)

Latest work:Summulae Logicales: Summaries of Logic(c.1230–45)


(d. AD 66),writer

Earliest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Latest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Philips, Katherine

(1632 – 1664),poet

Earliest work:On the 3rd of September, 1651(1651)

Latest work:To his Grace Gilbert, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, July 10, 1664(1664)

Pinero, Arthur Wing

(1855 – 1934),playwright

Earliest work:The Magistrate(1885)

Latest work:Trelawny of the 'Wells'(1898)

Pius II

(1405 – 1464),pope 1458–64

Earliest work:Commentarii de Gestis Concilii Basiliensis: Commentaries on the Proceedings of the Council of Basle(1442/3)

Latest work:Commentarii de Gestis Concilii Basiliensis: Commentaries on the Proceedings of the Council of Basle(1442/3)


(428/7 – 347 BC),philosopher

Earliest work:unknown(c.399 BC)

Latest work:Laws(c.360–347 BC)


(c.254 – 184 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.205 BC)

Latest work:unknown(before 184 BC)

Pliny the Elder

(AD 23/4 – 79),writer

Earliest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)

Latest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)