Pitt

Pitt is a surname. Used on its own, in Europe or History it most commonly refers to one of two British statesmen:

*William Pitt the Elder (1708–1778), British Prime Minister & 1st Earl of Chatham 1766–1768
*William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister 1783–1801 and 1804–1806, son of Pitt the Elder

In the U.S. mainly in education or sports it most commonly refers to:
*University of Pittsburgh:
**Pitt Panthers athletics teams
**The Pitt News, student-managed newspaper
**Pitt Poetry Series, large published list of contemporary American poetry
**Pitt Band, the varsity marching band
**Pitt Stadium, now demolished
**William Pitt Union, the student union
**William Pitt Debating Union, the student debating club
**Hail to Pitt, athletic slogan and school fight song
**Pitt Alumni Association, and other constitutive regional alumni Pitt Clubs

In American popular culture it commonly refers to:
*Brad Pitt (born in 1963), an American actor

It may also refer to the following people:

*Andrew Pitt, a motorcycle racer from New South Wales, Australia
*Charles Redding Pitt (born 1944), attorney and current chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party (2003-2007)
*David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead, (1913-1994), civil rights campaigner and Labour politician in the United Kingdom
*Harvey Pitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
*Ingrid Pitt (born 1937 in Poland), actress in horror films of the 1960s and 70s
*Karnail Pitts, former D-12 artist
*Michael Carmen Pitt (born 1981), an American actor
*Thomas Pitt (1653–1726), English merchant, grandfather of Pitt the Elder
*William Pitt (architect) (1855-1918), architect working in Melbourne, Australia
*William Pitt (Canada) of New Brunswick, Canada, inventor of the underwater cable ferry in the early 1900s
*William Fox-Pitt (born 1969), British three-day eventing rider
*William Henry Pitt (known as Bill Pitt) (born 1937), British politician; was Liberal Member of Parliament 1981-1983
*William Rivers Pitt, leftist author and essayist

Pitt also refers to:
* Pitt, a hamlet between Winchester and Hursley in Hampshire, England
*Pitt Bank, a wholly submerged atoll structure in the Chagos Archipelago
*Pitt Club, founded 1835, an exclusive club at the University of Cambridge, England
*Pitt County, North Carolina, county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina
*Fort Pitt (historical) and the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
*Fort Pitt in Kent, England
*Pitt Island or Rangiauria, the second largest island in the Chatham Islands
*Pitt Lake, second-largest lake in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada
*Pitt Meadows, a District Municipality in southwestern British Columbia, Canada
*Pitt Rivers Museum in the University of Oxford, England founded in 1884 by Augustus Pitt Rivers (1827-1900), English army officer, ethnologist, and archaeologist
*Pitt Street, Sydney a major street in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
*Pitt Street (disambiguation) lists streets with the same name in other places
*Pitt Town, New South Wales, historic town in New South Wales, Australia

Fiction

*Pitt (comics), a comic book published by Full Bleed Studios
*The Pitt (Marvel Comics), a single issue comic book published in 1987 by Marvel Comics
*Dirk Pitt, protagonist of a series of bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler


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  • Pitt — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andrew Pitt (* 1976), australischer Motorrad Rennfahrer Brad Pitt (William Bradley Pitt; * 1963), US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmproduzent Brad Pitt (Boxer) (Bradley Michael Pitt; * 1981),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Pitt — Pitt, 1) Thomas, der Gründer des Hauses Chatham, geb. 1653, gest. 1726, wurde gegen das Ende des Jahrhunderts Gouverneur von Madras. Hier erwarb er den unter dem Namen Regent oder Pitt bekannten großen Diamanten (s. Tafel »Diamanten«, Fig. 2),… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pitt — (William) 1er comte de Chatham, dit le Premier Pitt (1708 1778), homme politique anglais. Député whig (1735 1766), il défendit la puissance maritime et coloniale de son pays. Il se distingua par son incorruptibilité. Premier ministre et ministre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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