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 was best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Born into an upper-middle-class household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beatrix Potter has received more than 4,394,793 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Beatrix Potter is the 380th most popular writer (down from 290th in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 207th in 2019) and the 39th 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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  • 4.4M

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  • 75.85

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Beatrix Potter ranks 380 out of 5,794Before her are Auguste Escoffier, Paul Auster, Richard Bach, Hector Malot, Jami, and Henning Mankell. After her are Patrick Modiano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Éluard, Czesław Miłosz, Philip Roth, and Georges Bataille.

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Among people born in 1866, Beatrix Potter ranks 8Before her are Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After her are Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, and Ferruccio Busoni. Among people deceased in 1943, Beatrix Potter ranks 13Before her are Camille Claudel, Boris III of Bulgaria, Simone Weil, Henrik Pontoppidan, Nikolai Vavilov, and Theodor Eicke. After her are Sophie Scholl, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Henri La Fontaine, Alexandre Yersin, Chaim Soutine, and Luz Long.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Beatrix Potter ranks 292 out of 6,924Before her are Timothy Dalton (1946), Harold Macmillan (1894), John Hurt (1940), Brian Jones (1942), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), and David Lloyd George (1863). After her are Mary of Teck (1867), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Thomas Andrews (1873), Calico Jack (1682), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), and Oswald Mosley (1896).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Beatrix Potter ranks 39Before her are J. K. Rowling (1965), Christopher Marlowe (1564), John Donne (1572), J. M. Barrie (1860), Graham Greene (1904), and John Galsworthy (1867). After her are G. K. Chesterton (1874), Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Alexander Pope (1688), Ken Follett (1949), and Enid Blyton (1897).