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 a number of successful novels and plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. M. Barrie has received more than 3,339,769 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). J. M. Barrie is the 325th most popular writer (up from 412th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 297th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 60

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  • 6.63

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  • 4.05

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Among writers, J. M. Barrie ranks 325 out of 5,794Before him are Anna Komnene, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Donne, Gregory of Tours, and Luigi Pirandello. After him are Pär Lagerkvist, Cassiodorus, Alexandra Feodorovna, Max Brod, André Malraux, and Truman Capote.

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Among people born in 1860, J. M. Barrie ranks 10Before him are Klara Hitler, Eduard Buchner, Alphonse Mucha, Isaac Albéniz, Kanō Jigorō, and Raymond Poincaré. After him are William Jennings Bryan, Herman Hollerith, Willem Einthoven, James Ensor, Anders Zorn, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Among people deceased in 1937, J. M. Barrie ranks 15Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky. After him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gerda Taro, J. Bruce Ismay, Gustaf Dalén, Austen Chamberlain, and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 248 out of 6,924Before him are Lady Jane Grey (1537), Empress Matilda (1102), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), John Donne (1572), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and Roger Waters (1943). After him are Jimmy Page (1944), Tristan (535), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Phil Collins (1951), Bede (672), and William Morris (1834).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. M. Barrie ranks 36Before him are William Wordsworth (1770), Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), J. K. Rowling (1965), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and John Donne (1572). After him are Graham Greene (1904), John Galsworthy (1867), Beatrix Potter (1866), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Percy Fawcett (1867), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828).