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Beatrix Potter

Children's Author Beatrix Potter

Profession: Children's Author


Biography: Author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist; best known for her children’s books featuring Peter Rabbit. Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, etc.

Born: July 28, 1866
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 22, 1943 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia and heart disease

Married Life

  • 1913-10-15 Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

Historical Events

  • 1893-09-04 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
  • 1902-10-02 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

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