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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 4,213,524 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). J. M. Barrie is the 510th most popular writer (down from 325th in 2019), the 395th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 248th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 61

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  • 5.53

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  • 4.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, J. M. Barrie ranks 510 out of 5,755Before him are Al-Maʿarri, Allen Ginsberg, Saul Bellow, Héloïse, Marina Tsvetaeva, and George R. R. Martin. After him are Rudaki, Attar of Nishapur, Henri Barbusse, Sei Shōnagon, Natsume Sōseki, and Harper Lee.

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Among people born in 1860, J. M. Barrie ranks 15Before him are Willem Einthoven, Isaac Albéniz, Herman Hollerith, William Jennings Bryan, James Ensor, and Niels Ryberg Finsen. After him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Jane Addams, Anders Zorn, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and René Lalique. Among people deceased in 1937, J. M. Barrie ranks 16Before him are George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Gerda Taro. After him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Austen Chamberlain, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, J. Bruce Ismay, Rudolf Otto, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 395 out of 7,765Before him are Beatrix Potter (1866), Saint Boniface (680), Christian de Duve (1917), Margot Fonteyn (1919), John Wesley (1703), and Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (1453). After him are Ian Holm (1931), Fred Hoyle (1915), Frank Whittle (1907), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Owen (1804), and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 50Before him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), Anthony Burgess (1917), Robert Burns (1759), John le Carré (1931), and Beatrix Potter (1866). After him are A. A. Milne (1882), Percy Fawcett (1867), Philip Larkin (1922), Samuel Butler (1835), Samuel Johnson (1709), and John Donne (1572).