J. M. Barrie

1860 - 1937

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, (; 9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote several successful novels and plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. M. Barrie has received more than 4,411,328 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). J. M. Barrie is the 623rd most popular writer (down from 506th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 395th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Writer.

J. M. Barrie is most famous for writing Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up.

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  • 5.17

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Notable Works

Peter Pan
Juvenile Fiction
When Peter Pan flies through the nursery window and invites Wendy, John and Michael to come to Never-Never-Land, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Prepare to be enchanted by J.M. Barrie's much-loved tale of Lost Boys, mermaids, pirates, and a boy who will never grow up. This edition also contains another Peter Pan story, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and features original illustrations by Francis D. Bedford and Arthur Rackham.
The plays of J.M. Barrie
Sentimental Tommy
Alice Sit By The Fire
The admirable Crichton
The little minister


Among writers, J. M. Barrie ranks 623 out of 7,302Before him are Bert Hellinger, Louisa May Alcott, Émile Verhaeren, Leo Africanus, Tirso de Molina, and Alfred Döblin. After him are Poliziano, Mihai Eminescu, Zecharia Sitchin, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Samuel Johnson, and Ludwig Tieck.

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Among people born in 1860, J. M. Barrie ranks 19Before him are Isaac Albéniz, Herman Hollerith, James Ensor, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Niels Ryberg Finsen, and Princess Charlotte of Prussia. After him are Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Ernest Thompson Seton, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Hugo Wolf, John J. Pershing, and Louis Wain. Among people deceased in 1937, J. M. Barrie ranks 18Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, George Gershwin, Gustaf Dalén, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Gerda Taro. After him are Austen Chamberlain, J. Bruce Ismay, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Gaston Doumergue, Jean Harlow, and Rudolf Otto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 447 out of 8,785Before him are Charles Dance (1946), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Joan Clarke (1917), Robert Walpole (1676), and David Niven (1910). After him are John Rhys-Davies (1944), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Tim Curry (1946), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Samuel Johnson (1709), and Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 51Before him are George Eliot (1819), A. A. Milne (1882), Enid Blyton (1897), Samuel Butler (1835), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and John Donne (1572). After him are Samuel Johnson (1709), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Alexander Pope (1688), Muriel Spark (1918), Martin Amis (1949), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860).