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Beatrix Potter

1866 - 1943

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Helen Beatrix Potter (, 28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. She is best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which was her first published work in 1902. Her books, including 23 Tales, have sold more than 250 million copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beatrix Potter has received more than 5,259,027 page views. Her biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Beatrix Potter is the 501st most popular writer (down from 380th in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 49th most popular British Writer.

Beatrix Potter is most famous for her children's books, Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, and The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 66.38

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  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Beatrix Potter ranks 501 out of 5,755Before her are Robert Walser, Harriet Tubman, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, John le Carré, and Nadine Gordimer. After her are Francesca da Rimini, Jean Paul, Al-Maʿarri, Allen Ginsberg, Saul Bellow, and Héloïse.

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Among people born in 1866, Beatrix Potter ranks 10Before her are Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, Alfred Werner, and Benedetto Croce. After her are Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Hans von Seeckt, Ferruccio Busoni, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Jacinto Benavente. Among people deceased in 1943, Beatrix Potter ranks 15Before her are Boris III of Bulgaria, Henrik Pontoppidan, Theodor Eicke, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Sophie Scholl, and Henri La Fontaine. After her are Nikolai Vavilov, Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, Chaim Soutine, and Alexandre Yersin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Beatrix Potter ranks 389 out of 7,765Before her are David Niven (1910), Henry Moore (1898), Benjamin Graham (1894), Mary Read (1695), Thomas Cook (1808), and John le Carré (1931). After her are Saint Boniface (680), Christian de Duve (1917), Margot Fonteyn (1919), John Wesley (1703), Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453), and J. M. Barrie (1860).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Beatrix Potter ranks 49Before her are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), Anthony Burgess (1917), Robert Burns (1759), and John le Carré (1931). After her are J. M. Barrie (1860), A. A. Milne (1882), Percy Fawcett (1867), Philip Larkin (1922), Samuel Butler (1835), and Samuel Johnson (1709).